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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1987

This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.

 

Polar Discovery Christened at Avondale

Polar Tankers, Inc. unveiled its third state-of-the-art Endeavour Class doublehulled tanker. Polar Discovery, during a christening ceremony on April 13, at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, La. Phillips Petroleum Company,

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER VESSELS OF 1988

ALEXANDRIA BELLE Blount Marine In 1988, busy passenger boat builder Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., delivered the 87- foot replica steam paddlewheeler Alexandria Belle to Uncle Sam Tours of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. The third vessel to

New Supply/Fire-Fighting Vessel Delivered To Gulf Fleet Marine

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Fleet No. 45 (shown above), a 185-foot by 40-foot by 14-foot supply/fire-fighting vessel from Quality Shipyards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company, located in Houma, La.

House Subcommittee Looks To Open Competition To Build Fourth Aegis Destroyer

The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee recently added language to the FY 1989 defense appropriations bill which would order the Navy to open the competition to build a fourth Aegis guided missile destroyer to all qualified U.S. shipyards.

Nicholas Liberatore To Head International Activities For Genstar

Genstar Limited, One Place Ville Marie, Montreal H3B 3R1, Canada, has announced the appointment of Nicholas A. Liberatore as executive vice president to head up all international activities outside of Canada and the United States. Mr. Liberatore

Atlantic Marine To Build Two NSF Research Ships At Cost Of $5.9 Million

Two identical oceanographic research ships ordered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be constructed by Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Fort George Island, Ga., at a total cost of $5,- 900,000. Building of both vessels at the same time is expected to effect a saving of about $250,000.

Newport News Yard Lays Keel For Carrier 'George Washington'

The recent keel laying for the George Washington (CVN-73), which will be the Navy's sixth Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, marked two firsts in Newport News Shipbuilding's 100-year history. The placement of the Washington's 730-ton

Free 12-Page Brochure Highlights Avondale's Seven Divisions

Avondale Industries, Inc., a new employee-owned company, is offering a free 12-page color brochure on their seven divisions, including: the Shipyards, Danly, Luria Brothers, Mayville, Ortner Freight Car, Wabash Alloys and Yuba divisions. The color

German Dry Cargo Division Breaks Into Super Yachts

The Bremen, Germany-based company within Hamworthy KSE's Dry Cargo Handling Division has entered into a specialist market honing in on its innovative skills — the fast-growing super yacht market. The company, which specializes in tailor- made

 
 
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