Marinette Marine Corporation recently delivered the last of 20 Yard Patrol (YP) training boats to the Naval Sea Systems Command. Thirteen of the YPs were delivered to the Annapolis Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and seven were delivered to the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport,
Textron Marine Systems (TMS), a division of Textron Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $6.5-million contract for the construction of two Surface Effect Ship (SES), multipurpose fireboats for New York City. The announcement was made by TMS president J o h n J .
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,
Homeport Marine Services, Moss Point, Miss., formerly Quality Shipbuilders, Inc., has recently completed a rework project on the suppy vessel Hope Tide, according to the firm's president Jack Edwards. Homeport Marine performed extensive work on the 180-foot vessel's propellers,
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has been awarded a $12,178,268 fixed price FMS contract for the supply of patrol boats and associated support hardware and services to the government of Cameroon. Work, which will be performed in Morgan City,
Avondale Industries, Inc. has been awarded a $23-million contract to enlarge an auxiliary oiler of the AO-177 Class. The award is the result of the Navy exercising an option in the contract Avondale received on July 15, 1988 which provided for
This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise. The provincial Department of Works, Services and Transportation ordered
Damen is well-renowned for its innovative tug design, construction and outfitting prowess, a reputation upheld on a pair of vessels, the recently delivered Levanto Secondo and the currently under construction Damen Azimuth Stern Drive Tug 2411 yard number 512201.
A new shipyard now under construction at Punta Arenas on the most southern tip of Chile is scheduled to begin repair operations in November this year. Named Astille- ro Estrecho de Magallanes Ltda., the new yard is a joint venture of Chilean shipbuilder and repairer,