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TOWFISH SCANS SEABED—

This equipment is most at home under the sea. Developed by Bathymetrics of Bath, southwest England, for Marconi Underwater Systems, it uses acoustic transducer arrays which enable the phase and amplitude of sonar signals to be measured. This technique

 

Navy Requests $25 Billion For Shipbuilding, Fleet Maintenance & Repair For FYs 92-93

The budget request sent to Congress on February 4 provides a picture of changing priorities and increasing fiscal constraints in Navy spending. $16.9 Billion For Shipbuilding The Navy has asked for $8.6 billion to build 12 ships in FY 1992 and $8.

NSRP Projects Show Impressive Results

NSRP ASE sponsors a variety of R&D projects that address lean initiatives — some focusing on new construction and others on repair. One notable lean repair project that has demonstrated rapid payback and implementation involves the surface preparation process.

Romanelli Joins Fairhaven M a r i n e As Vice President

William H. Potter, president of Fairhaven Marine, Inc., has announced the appointment of John Romanelli to the position of vice president-yard manager at the Fairhaven, Mass., facility. Mr. Romanelli will be responsible for directing all operations

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.

Saab Marine Level Gauges For Navy Oilers

The Swedish company Saab Marine Electronics has supplied level gauging systems for 18 U.S. Navy supply tankers (T-AO Class). The project, which started back in 1981, was concluded last year. The U.S. Navy rarely accepts equipment manufactured in neutral countries.

New CEO at Kvaerner Philadelphia

David E. Meehan was appointed President & CEO of the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, replacing Gunnar Skjelbred, who has headed the yard since 2002. The Philadelphia yard recently delivered its first newbuild ship, Matson's container vessel Manukai.

ASTICAN Offers 18-Page Color Brochure On Facilities And Capabilities

Astilleros Canarios, S.A. (ASTICAN), a full service ship repair yard and the largest marine repair center in the Canary Islands and on the west African coast, is offering an 18- page color brochure on its facilities and capabilities. The publication

LaGrange And Wyne Appointed At Louisiana Dock's Harahan Yard

Robert W. Greene, executive vice president of Louisiana Dock Company, has announced the appointments of Wayne P. LaGrange as Harahan shipyard manager, and Garrold L. Wyne as shipyard supervisor. Mr. LaGrange will have operational responsibility for the Harahan Shipyard,

Universal Gas & Oil To Sell LPG Carrier For $32.5 Million

Universal Gas and Oil Company Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its shipbuilding contract for a liquefied petroleum gas carrier to a major international shipping company. The agreement, subject to finalization of certain

 
 
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