Although it has diversified into other vessel types in recent years. Western Australian based shipbuilding group Austal still counts fast ferries as a core market. The last year has been no exception. with the biggest news being the June announcement
The multi-billion contract to build a new family of Navy ships took one giant step last month with the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce,
Avondale Operations valve supervisor Bubba Thornton mounted and checked the 68 valves on Polar Endeavour, he set out to improve the process of installing and testing that many valves on such a huge ship. That's why Thornton joined 20 other Avondale employees
Crowley's petroleum services group has taken delivery of its newest tug. Avik, to serve in the company's oil transportation and distribution fleet. The 76-ft. tug was designed by Crowley's Vessel Management Services team and built by Dakota Creek Industries.
Edward E. Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., has announced three senior management assignments resulting from the formation of two new companies within the Levingston Group. Joe Barrios, currently president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company,
Bordelon Marine of Lockport, La., will host a river-front christening for the first of three mini-supply boats being built at Bollinger Shipyards. The delivery of the three boats will double the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, impressive yet challenging for a small firm.
Capt. Edward Kaune, USN (ret.), now serving as assistant general manager, has been selected to succeed Harrison G. Rowe as general manager of the San Francisco Division of Todd Shipyards Corporation, upon his retirement on August 1, 1980. Carl R.
Kvaerner, the Anglo-Norwegian engineering and construction Group, has elected Ronald J. McAlear, as CEO of its Philadelphia Shipyard. He replaces Baard Bale, who has been acting CEO of the yard since June, and will be returning to Kvaerner's international headquarters in London in December.
Seacraft Shipyard Corporation delivered the 120-ft. all aluminum Research Vessel Hercules to its owners in Key West, Fla. The custom-built vessel was designed to work in the Mediterranean Sea, for underwater archeology research. Seacraft designed the vessel in-house.
The National Shipbuilding Research Program Ship Production Symposium, which will be held September 13-15, 1989, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Crystal City, Washington, D.C., is soliciting unclassified abstracts and papers on a wide range of