The Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation recently launched the U.S. Navy guided- missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG-61) at ceremonies at the San Pedro yard. The principal speaker at the event was the Hon. Elton Gallegly, Congressman, 21st District, California.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., has begun building an Incat-designed catamaran for a southern California operator. Beginning in May, Catalina Channel Express will provide excursion and commuter service aboard the 102- foot Jet Cat Express from its home base of San Pedro,
Owners, Operators, Suppliers Enter 1991 With Renewed Optimism Optimism is certainly the prevailing feeling among owners, operators, builders and equipment suppliers of the workboat fleet serving the Gulf of Mexico as they enter 1991. This renewed
In recent years the demand for large crew boats has continued to grow in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and has increased in some foreign markets, such as West Africa and Mexico. As their size has grown, so has the horsepower employed by these boats as
Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.
Oil & Gas Rental Services, Inc., Morgan City, La., has exercised its option with Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to build a fourth 220- foot all-steel offshore supply boat. Construction and delivery of the $5- million-plus boat will be in 1991.
Hitachi Zosen, Tokyo, Japan, has announced the assignment of new management positions. At a recent meeting of the board of directors, Masaru Hattori was elected the new chairman, and Toshio Murayama was elected the new president of the company, effective immediately.
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
Defense Department officials, in the first major policy shift reflecting lessons learned from the war against Iraq, have drafted a multibilliondollar plan to expand and modernize the military's fleet of cargo ships. Under the plan, as many as 25 large,
Walter Thorsen, president, Walter Thorsen Inc. and past president of the Marine Square > Club, recently announced the election and installation of officers in the Marine Square Club. The officers are as follows: Comdr. Sydney Tharrington, USCG (ret.