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NAVY WORK IN PRIVATE U.S. YARDS

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.

 

Blount Marine Launches Excursion Boat Spirit of Boston

Warren, Rhode Island-based shipbuilder Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and christened the latest addition to the growing Cruise International fleet, the dinner/excursion boat M/V Spirit of Boston. The Spirit was the first boat launched from Blount Marine's new shipway.

AWO SHIPYARDS AND THE JONES ACT

When President Reagan was campaigning for office in 1980, he said, "Should our shipbuilding capacity continue to decline, American mobilization potential will be seriously undermined because a large reduction in a skilled shipbuilding workforce

U.S. SHIP MAINTENANCE & REPAIR— A $50 BILLION TO $60 BILLION 10-YEAR MARKET

10-YEAR FORECAST OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN U.S. NAVY SHIP MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR International Maritime Associates, Inc., (IMA), Washington, D.C., has just published a 280-page report which forecasts business opportunities in Navy ship maintenance from 1989 through 1998.

Complicated RO/RO Conversions Completed By Danyard A /S

The Danish firm of Danyard A/S, shipbuilders and repairers, recently redelivered to the Mercandia Rederierne the second of two Ro/Ro ships adapted to the requirements of the Danish State Railways' service across the Great Belt. The two vessels,

Hartley Marine To Operate Walker General Cargo Terminal In Paducah, Ky.

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

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,

New Technology on Display at Fish Expo I WorkBoat Atlantic

The topic of new technology is the bait being thrown out to potential attendees of this year's Fish Expo and WorkBoat Atlantic show, which is scheduled to take place from October 12-14 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Both

SeaArk Marine Appoints Two New Managers

SeaArk Marine, Inc. of Monticello, Ark., has announced two new members of the company's management staff, according to Robert Trammel, president of SeaArk. James F. Mullen will assume the position of engineering manager. He formerly worked as an engineer for Grumman Corporation,

FGH Receives $52 Million Worth Of Orders

Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has signed nine contracts with a combined value of more than $52 million, excluding options. The contracts are detailed as follows: FGH has agreed with Foss Maritime for the construction of a 98-ft. (29.8 m) harbor tug,

 
 
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