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Master Marine Responds To Change In The Shipbuilding Market With Vessel Conversions

Master Marine, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., recently converted a 96- foot aluminum crewboat to a 149- passenger whale watch/excursion vessel for Barnstable Whale Watch Tours Inc., Barnstable, Mass. The vessel, named Spirit, was converted in just under eight weeks.

 

B IW Announces M a j o r R e o r g a n i z a t i on

A major reorganization is being implemented at Bath Iron Works Corporation that will strengthen the overall management team and provide a framework required to optimize the business's performance and growth, according to William E. Haggett, chairman and chief executive officer.

European Yards Look To 'Formula' To Compete With Their Far East Counterparts

Judging from what was said at the Round Table organized by the Association of Marine Architects and Naval Engineers of Spain (AINE), held recently in Madrid, the European shipyards have found the formula that will enable them to compete successfully with their Far Eastern counterparts,

DECK MACHINERY/ CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Faster turnaround in port means increased profits for all vessel operators. To meet that need, designers and manufacturers of cargo handling equipment and access and stowage systems continue to improve their products and to introduce new,

Textron Marine Wins LCAC Program Contracts Worth $225 Million

Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., has been awarded major U.S. Navy contracts for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program totaling more than $225 million. One contract valued at $216 million calls for the construction of 12 LCAC and major equipment items.

Hovermarine Announces First Sale To Japan

Hovermarine Transport Limited, the Southampton, Englandbased manufacturers of the HM.2 Mark III Hoverferry, has announced the first sale of their 65-passenger craft in Japan. Hovermarine decided more than two years ago to mount an extensive marketing effort in the Far East,

Great Lakes International To Spend Over $30 Million On Dredge —Bids To Be Taken On Another

The board of directors of Great Lakes International, Inc. recently approved expenditures of approximately $30 million for construction of the world's largest combination dipper/clamshell dredge and attendant dump barges. W.L. Colnon, president and chief executive officer of Great Lakes,

Chiles Offshore Signs Two 9-Month Contracts With Shell

Chiles Offshore has executed two firm nine-month contract extensions with Shell Exploration & Production Company for the use of the ultra-premium jackup dilling rigs the Chiles Magellan and the Chiles Columbus in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Chiles

Honda Will Use U.S.-Flag Central Gulf Lines Ship To Transport Cars To U.S.

Under a three-year contract signed recently by Honda Motor Company and Central Gulf Lines of New Orleans, a U.S.-flag merchant ship will be used to carry passenger cars from Japan to the U.S. market. The agreement calls for Central Gulf to order a new carrier with a capacity of 4,000 cars.

ASRY Readies Facilities For Increased Demand

ASRY is gearing up for an upswing in the international shipyard market after reporting an increase of 20 percent in orders throughout the last quarter. The total number of vessels scheduled to spend time at the yard now exceeds 100 for the year — based on current market indications.

 
 
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