Robert E. Derecktor of Rhode Island, Inc., in Middletown, R.I., has launched the first of two passenger ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation, Bureau of Ferry and General Aviation Operations. The $3.8-million Alice Austin
The Carl V i n s o n (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched recently during c e r e m o n i e s at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Not only was the launch a major step in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program,
Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) recently delivered the first of four 370,000-cubic- foot reefer vessels for Del Monte under construction at its Sevilla yard. Classed ABS A1 E AMS +RMC ACCU, the Liberian-flag reefer Del Monte
ALEXANDRIA BELLE Blount Marine In 1988, busy passenger boat builder Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., delivered the 87- foot replica steam paddlewheeler Alexandria Belle to Uncle Sam Tours of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. The third vessel to
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.
This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of August 7 to November 12, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, September 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 37. Contracts
Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group, recently received two contracts worth more than $138 million from the U.S. Navy. The first contract is for the detail design and construction of two TAGS- 60 Class oceanographic
Located in Harahan, La., Blessey Marine Services has taken delivery of a 65 x 24 ft. (19.8 x 7.3 m) pushboat, David F. Stone, built by Sneed Shipbuilding of Orange, Texas. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA19M main engines delivering a combined 1,
Dr. Norman C. Witbeck, president of Columbia Research Corporation (CRC), Arlington, Va., recently announced the election of Rear Adm. Robert J. Eustace, (USN-ret.), as president of System Enhancement Services Company, Inc. (SESCO), a CRC subsidiary.
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.