The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
The only U.S. Navy Surface Effect Ship, the SES-200, recently completed sea trials following her refurbishment at the Textron Marine Systems shipyard in New Orleans, La., where she was originally designed and built. "This 160-foot, advanced technology test
For the U.S. maritime industry, and for the U.S. Coast Guard, the fiscal year 1986 budget sent to Congress by President Reagan was little short of disastrous. For the U.S. shipbuilding industry and its various suppliers and subcontractors, though,
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
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.
Larry N. Hairston has been appointed executive director of marketing for Textron Marine Systems of New Orleans, La. Mr. Hairston will be responsible for developing and implementing all marketing strategies and evolving a continuing strategic plan
The U.S. Naval Training Systems Center has awarded Sperry Corporation a $17.5-million contract to design, develop, and assemble a fullmission simulator for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). Under the terms of the contract, the trainer is
Textron Inc. has announced the creation of two separate divisions from its former Bell Aerospace Division. The Bell Aerospace operation in Buffalo, N.Y., is now one division, and the New Orleans operation is a separate division under the name Textron Marine Systems.
IMA provides a quarterly reporting service on Navy ship construction and maintenance programs. More than 300 companies now subscribe to IMA's quarterly service. This article describing the status of shipbuilding programs is based on excerpts from