John J. Kelly, president of Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., recently announced the delivery of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)-24 to the U.S. Navy. Following remarks by Eugene E. Shoults, program manager for the Amphibious
Broadened Boatbuilding Capability Spurs New Growth One of Bayou La Batre, Alabama's very old timers years ago said, "You can hear anything in Bayou La Batre except money rattling and meat frying." Fish was the staple and the area generated little outside commerce,
Nichols Bros. Boat Builders, Inc. of Whidbey' Island, Wash., recently announced that a $4- million waterjet-powered "wave piercer"—an advanced technology vessel described as a cross between a catamaran and a hydrofoil—will be in service between
Warren, Rhode Island-based shipbuilder Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and christened the latest addition to the growing Cruise International fleet, the dinner/excursion boat M/V Spirit of Boston. The Spirit was the first boat launched from Blount Marine's new shipway.
A rail and sea link crossing the Soviet Union that could cut up to two weeks off the time it takes to move ocean freight from northern Asia to Europe is being opened by Sea-Land Service Inc. of Edison, N.J. A transit time of 23 days has been projected
Northwest Marine Iron Works of Portland, Ore., has placed the Veendam, a Holland-America passenger liner, back into service in less than two weeks, following an accident suffered in Alaskan waters. The passenger liner, which runs between Vancouver,
Propulsion Controls Engineering (PCE), San Diego, Calif., has received a contract for the installation of new pneumatic systems on 18 of the U.S. Navy's LST Class ships. PCE president John P. Reilly said the new contract calls for removal of the
Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. (MHI), a full service ship repair facility located in the Port of Norfolk, Va., providing repairs and conversions to both commercial and naval markets, continued its growth during 1990, reporting an increase
The 2,000-passenger cruise ferry Wellamo ordered by EFFOA-Finland Steamship Company Ltd., was delivered recently by Wartsila's Helsinki Shipyard. Before the new vessel left the shipyard for a short flag-changing cruise, she was christened by the Governor of the County of Turku and Pori, Mrs.
An updated 88-page Pipe Installation Guide from Fiberglass Resources Corporation of Farmingdale, N.Y., contains all the necessary information required for field personnel to correctly assemble, test, and repair epoxyfiberglass piping systems. The convenient,