Broadened Boatbuilding Capability Spurs New Growth One of Bayou La Batre, Alabama's very old timers years ago said, "You can hear anything in Bayou La Batre except money rattling and meat frying." Fish was the staple and the area generated little outside commerce,
First Component Of 16-Vessel, $188 Million Fleet The first oil spill recovery vessel in the Marine Spill Response Corporation's planned 16-vessel national fleet was recently launched at Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., in Mobile, Ala.
The 23,500-dwt combination container-roll-on/roll-off ship John B. Waterman (shown above) was christened recently at the Sun Ship yard in Chester, Pa. Sponsor of the vessel was Mrs. George B. Moran, wife of a director of Waterman Industries, during a brief ceremony.
Selecting a "Technology-of-the-Year" for the June 2002 Yearbook edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was no smal task, and a decidedly unscientific one, at that. There were no editorial boards, voting slips, gala dinners or plaques. Simply put.
Seaward International, Inc. has recently received its largest order ever for the supply of foam-filled marine fenders to the U.S. Navy. The order was placed by Firth Construction Company of Baton Rouge, •La., who was awarded the prime construction
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Group of Japan has received a contract from Sea-Land to undertake major conversions of four of its T3- class containerships at a total cost of about $50 million. Beginning next January, the ships will be withdrawn in succession from
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
A&P Shipcare has opened a new repair facility in Tilbury Freeport. London. The facility, which will support the nationwide, 24-hour, 365-day service already provided by the existing A&P Shipcare network, comprises workshop facilities in the port
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.
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.