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Northrop Grumman Christens San Antonio

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector christened LPD 17 San Antonio on July 19, 2003, at the company's Avondale operations near New Orleans, La. The 684-ft. (208.4-m), 25,000- ton San Antonio is first of 12 in a new class of amphibious transport dock ships being built for the U.

 

Jeffboat Delivers Deck Barge For Nugent Sand Company

Jeffboat, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana recently delivered the NSCO 63 deck barge (shown above) for Nugent Sand Company, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky. This barge was one of a four-barge order placed by Nugent Sand Company. General dimensions

Lerchbacker Puts Austal USA on the Fast Track

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.

Trellclean Conducts Technical Briefing And Hull-Cleaning Demonstration

Trellclean International, Limited, manufacturers and worldwide operators of the Trellclean underwater hull cleaning service, held a two-day in-depth technical briefing and a live demonstration of their three types of barnacleremoving machines recently in Long Beach, Calif.

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,

New U.S. Built Coal-Fired Ship To Be Powered By G.E. Steam Turbine

The first coal-fired ship to be built in the United States in modern maritime history will be powered by a General Electric Company 12,000-shp geared marine steam turbine. It is the second order for coalfired propulsion equipment received recently by General Electric (Lynn, Mass.

CP Propeller Order To Tacoma Boat/Escher Wyss For Alaska Patrol Vessel

Tacoma Boat / Escher Wyss, Tacoma, Wash., a subsidiary of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, was recently awarded a $336,175 contract by Nichols Bros. Boat Builders, Inc., Freeland, Wash, to supply two 60-inch-diameter, Tacoma Boat/Escher Wyss controllable- pitch

World Orderbook For 20 VLCCs At Highest In Seven Years

According to figures compiled by Howard Houlder (Chartering) Ltd. of London, the number of very large crude carriers under construction or on order worldwide has reached its highest level for seven years. The 4.9 million tons deadweight involved represents substantial investment,

Watercom Offers Extra Convenience Of Fax Machine Message Transmission

—Literature Available Subscribers to Watercom are discovering a unique feature of the only direct dial, marine telecommunications system available. They're discovering that Watercom operates with facsimile (FAX) machines. Prior to the advent of Watercom,

Fjellstrand Wins Order For Two High-Speed Passenger Catamarans

Two 38.8-meter (about 127.3- foot) high-speed passenger catamarans worth about NOK75-80 million (about $11-12 million), have been ordered from Fjellstrand of Norway by the Spanish shipping company Cat Lines S.A. in Valencia. This order marks a

 
 
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