Patti Shipyards, Pensacola, Fla., recently delivered the largest passenger vessel and gambling boat on the Mississippi River to Roberts River Rides of Dubuque, Iowa. Built at a total cost of $12 million (including gaming equipment) and larger than a football field,
Daniel R. Rogers has been appointed marketing manager for the marine division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore. Thomas A. Sherwood, division manager, said Mr. Rogers brings to the newly created position more than 24 years of experience in the marine industry,
Transatlantic reinforcement and resupply would be a critical factor in the conventional defense of Central Europe. Even considering major improvements now planned in airlift and pre-positioning of materiel, the bulk of equipment and resupply would have to come by sea.
The h i s t o r i c capital of Massachusetts gained a new symbol of its rich heritage recently when the USS Boston (SSN-703), a high-speed attack submarine, was launched at General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn. Secretary of the Navy Edward Hidalgo hailed the 360-foot,
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.
Conrad Industries, Inc., located on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, La., has completed an expansion program enabling the company to triple its barge production capacity. A new metal building 360 by 100 by 45 feet fronting on an added 150
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, ship conversion, shipboard electronics, communications and weapons. This special section covers contracts awarded between January 29 and March 22,1988.
Exxon Company, USA, officially opened its new Port Allen Lubricants (PAL) Plant this month with a grand-opening celebration at the Port Allen, La., site. On behalf of Exxon, plant manager Pete Hanberry announced that the company's new $50 million blending,
May 24-25, London, England Cruise + Ferry 89, the international conference and exhibition on the passenger cruise and ferry industry, will be held at the Kensington Exhibition Center in London, England, on May 24-25, 1989. With unprecedented
The town of Sibu developed its vibrant fast ferry building tradition in the decades after World War II. But it is only more recently that the vessels' fame and their designs have grown to the point that the little town on Sarawak's Rejan River