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, 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
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 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 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,
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.
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
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,
—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,
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