The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) began its a major overhaul on the Albatross IV at the company's Quonset Point headquarters in December 2002. Launched in 1962, the Albatross IV is the second oldest in a fleet of 15
The Carl V i n s o n (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched recently during c e r e m o n i e s at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Not only was the launch a major step in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program,
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation has accepted delivery of the Gulf Fleet No. 44 (shown above), a 190 by 40 by 14-foot towing' supply vessel. She was built in Houma, La., by Quality Shipyards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company, and r e p r e s e n
Navy Programs Could Bring C$16 Billion In Work To Shipbuilding & Allied Industries Over Next 15 Years Based on a speech by J.W. Serge Poirier, Director-Procurement & Supply Maritime, Canadian Department of National Defense (DND), at the Canadian
NAVY SEALIFT SHIP PROGRAM TO INJECT $1.3 BILLION INTO U.S. MARITIME INDUSTRY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PLANNING 5 YEAR PROGRAM
Sealift is essential both to executing this country's forward defense strategy and to maintaining a wartime economy. The United States' national sealift objective is to ensure that sufficient military and civil maritime resources will be available to meet defense deployment,
Shippen Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of a new 110-foot crew/ supply boat from Gulf Craft Inc. in Patterson, La. The Comet, an aluminum-hulled quad-screw capable of 23 knots, is the first crewboat to be powered by four Cummins KTA-1150-M diesel engines.
Pentagon correspondent Charles W. Corddry recently reported in The Baltimore Sun: "The Navy has proposed a vastly expanded five-year shipbuilding plan calling for 143 ships—including two nuclear- powered aircraft carriers— that could double the
The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,
The rebuilt 1,800-hp towboat M/V Glen- Karen (formerly the M/V Liberty Bell), shown above, was recently delivered by Riverway Shipyard Co. The M/V Glen-Karen went into the Riverway Harbor Service, St. Louis division of Riverway Co., as a Lock 26 turn boat.
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.