Avondale Industries Christens N a v y ' s Newest Fleet Oiler, USNS Pecos ( T - A O - 1 9 7)

Christening ceremonies were recently held at the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., for the seventh in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction by the Louisiana builder. The USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) is 667 feet long, 97 feet wide and has a maximum draft of 36 feet.


Halter Marine Christens Second Of Two Navy Survey Ships

Halter Marine, Inc., part of the Trinity Marine Group and a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., recently christened and launched the USNS Littlehales (T-AGS-52). The hydrographic survey ship is the second of two sister ships under construction

N.Y. Port Engineers Society Discusses Importance Of Propeller Finish

The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y. heard a paper titled "The Importance of Good Surface Finish on Large Diameter Propellers," presented by James W. Elliott Jr., engineering manager at Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc.

Adding Combat Power; Extending Ship Life

U.S. Navy's AEGIS Cruiser Modernization Program: The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) approaches the port side of the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) during a leap f r og training exercise. The exercise allows ship handlers to

Cruise Ship Engineers Indicted

Tom Sansonetti. Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division and Marcos Daniel Jimenez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced that three senior cruise ship engineers were indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami,


Montreal, Canada, February 20-21 The Canadian Maritime Industries Association's (CMIA) 41st Annual Technical Conference will be held at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel on February 20-21, 1989. "As a result of the resounding success of the Canadian Shipbuilding & Offshore Exhibition,

Homeport Marine Completes Fish Tender 'Northern Wind

Homeport Marine Services, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., has completed the 195-foot fish tender Northern Wind, owned by Arctic Alaska Fisheries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. Upon delivery, the vessel will travel to Seattle by way of the Panama Canal where

New Brochure Highlights Capabilities Of Marathon LeTourneau Offshore

A recently published, 20-page, full-color brochure presents Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company's jackup and semisubmersible rig designs and construction capabilities. The new brochure also describes the company's engineering expertise, its specialized

Survey Reveals Recovery Of Small- And Medium-Sized Yards

The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), a conference within The American Waterways Operators, represents the interests of the small- and mediumsized or "second-tier" yards in the shipbuilding and repair industry. These yards build and repair the tugboats,

DeJong Designs Biggest Voith Schneider Tug Built In United States

The biggest tug with Voith Schneider propulsion units to be built in the United States has been designed by the Jacksonville, Fla., firm of Norman N. De- Jong and Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers. Destined for ship-handling duties in the Panama Canal,

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