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, 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
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.
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
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,
CANADIAN MARITIME INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION'S 41st ANNUAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND CANADIAN SHIPBUILDING & OFFSHORE EXHIBITION
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 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
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
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,
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,