The Morgan City, La., yard of Swiftships, Inc. recently delivered to the U.S. Navy three 65-foot, allaluminum patrol vessels. These boats were then presented by the Naval Sea Systems Command representative to the Governments of Antigua, Dominica, and St.
Atlantic Marine-Mobile was granted myriad of cruise ship refurbishment contracts throughout 2001, beginning with Holland America's Maasdam, which spent approximately 14 days last January at the Alabama yard's drydock. During this period, the vessel
Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
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,
Swiftships, Inc., one of the world's largest shipbuilders, announced plans to construct a 20- acre repair facility in Freeport, Texas. When the facility begins initial operation on August 15, it will become the fourth shipyard owned and operated by the Morgan City, La.
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.
Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships and its U.S. subsidiary, Austal USA, have each secured contracts for new vessels. Austal USA - which was the creation of a new shipyard in conjunction with Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile. Ala. - has signed a contract for a 1 12-ft.
The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed
IMA provides a quarterly reporting service on Navy ship construction and maintenance programs. More than 300 companies now subscribe to IMA's quarterly service. This article describing the status of shipbuilding programs is based on excerpts from
Lockheed is expanding its Houston office to provide additional services to the U.S. offshore industry. Services include field engineering support, design engineering support, assembly and repair of oil-spill cleanup equipment, and offshore corrosion protection equipment,