Hawaiian maritime tradition traces its roots to the huge ocean going outrigger canoes that took sophisticated navigators island hopping around the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Today fiberglass versions of these canoes are put through their paces by canoe racing clubs.
—A SUPPLEMENT— This year Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS), Newport News, Va., is celebrating its first century of leadership in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. More than 700 vessels— from small tugboats to giant,
Paxman Diesels of Colchester in Essex, U.K., has won a multimillion dollar contract to supply 32 propulsion engines to the U.S. Navy for its new Coastal Patrol Boat (PBC) program. Under the contract, Paxman will supply Valenta model 16 RP200- 1-CM engines.
The largest Feadship to date has just been completed by the De Vries Shipyard, a 235 ft. (71.6-m) vessel named Utopia, which is currently being offered for sale. Utopia was initially part of a two-Feadship order placed in 2001 by a repeat owner,
Telephonies Corporation, Command Systems Division, Farmingdale, N.Y., was awarded a $23,371,700 firm-fixed-price contract for five AN/TPX-42A(V)12 amphibious air traffic control direct altitude and identity readout systems for LHD 2, LHD 3, LHD 4.
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,
Hartley Marine Corp. will lease and operate the Riverport General Cargo Facility, according to a recent agreement between Hartley and the Paducah-McCracken County Port Authority. The facility is located at approximately Mile 1.3 on the Tennessee River
General Dynamics recently announced two key appointments at its corporate office in St. Louis, Mo. James E. Turner Jr. has been named executive vice president-marine land systems and services, and Michael C. Keel has been appointed executive vice presidentmissiles and electronics.
BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy. BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants,
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.