The first heavy lift ships ever built in a U.S. shipyard, the John Henry and the Paul Bunyan, were christened recently at the shipyard of Peterson Builders, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. They are owned by American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL),
About 100 attendees at the recent Government Industry Forum on the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Defense Mobilization Base received the most comprehensive brief on the current status and future prospects for the marine industry. The significance of the issues discussed,
When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
The recently delivered luxury cruise liner Crystal Harmony is the latest ship to be fitted with an advanced multi-channel marine satellite communications system. A Magnavox multi-channel SatCom station was fitted on the Crystal Harmony at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipyard in Nagasaki,
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,
Chevron Corporation's newest tanker, the 78,000-dwt R. Hal Dean, was recently christened and delivered at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. Christened by Mrs. Gale Dean, wife of R. Hal Dean, a member of Chevron's board of directors,
This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of June 19 to August 6, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, July 15, 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 11. Contract awards from April 1 to June 17, 1986 are covered.
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.
Nippon Kokan (NKK), Tokyo, Japan, is building an "Ultra Yatzy" semi-submersible offshore drilling rig for the Norwegian Dyvi Group. The construction is expected to be completed in May 1986. The "Ultra Yatzy" will have a maximum deck load capacity of 4,
William J. Blume, president, announces that Blume Worldwide Services has been appointed North American sales representative for the Selco Group of Companies, Singapore. The Selco Group includes Selco Salvage, which operates a comprehensive marine