With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
Some of the most powerful, technologically advanced propulsion systems ever assembled are the driving hearts of today's fast, sleek, maneuverable naval combatants and support vessels. Many new classes of cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes
Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc., Long Beach Calif. Received a new 54-ft. (16.4-m) welded aluminum pilot boat from Hike Metal Products Ltd. in Wheatley, Ontario, Canada this past July. Hike Metal was approached in the early summer of 2002 after Jacobsen
Wartsila Diesel Vasa type engines have been recently installed in three fishing vessels for Seattle-based owners. In each case, older less efficient engines were replaced by Wartsila Vasa diesel for use as the main propulsion machinery. The first vessel,
Kvichak Marine Industries delivered Chinook + a 72 x 21 ft. (21.9 x 6.4 m) all aluminum pilot boat — to the Columbia River Bar Pilots Association of Astoria, Ore. The vessel replaces the 30-year-old Peacock that had previously been used on the River.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) recently held its first membership meeting for 1989 in Tampa, Fla. At this meeting, the shipyard conference elected its officers for 1989. C.H. Walters, National Maintenance & Repair, Inc., was elected to serve as chairman for 1989,
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a contract by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., to design and construct a new 3,900- hp versatile tug which will be capable of river and harbor work, as well as full ocean service. The tug
MARCO's Seattle, Washington, shipyard recently began the construction of two new freezer longliners for the North Pacific fishery and also completed the conversion of a crabber under a separate contract. In the area of new construction, MARCO
Directions In Design, Inc., Chesterfield, Mo., recently won the interior design contract for the Dubuque Casino Belle, a new 2,000- passenger casino riverboat that will operate on the Mississippi River out of Dubuque, Iowa. Robert's River Rides, owner and operator of the $7.
Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc. Wis., has emerged as a premier builder of U.S. megayachts, with a number of projects in the pipeline, most notably the Mirgab V (pronounced meergahb). In fact, history was made when the company announced Mirgab V.