The 10th in a series of 16 auxiliary fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened the USNS Big Horn (T-AO-198) in ceremonies held recently at the yard. The vessel is scheduled for delivery this fall.
Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., is building 16 Island Class patrol boats (WPB) under an $80-million contract awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard. These boats will be used for offshore patrol work involving law enforcement, surveillance, and boardings.
Since worldwide cruise ship construction is at an all-time high, with more than 20 new cruise liners being built, on order, or in the planning stage, and U.S. yards are busy building a number of cruise boats and ferries, the editors of Maritime
One of the largest passenger excursion boats built this year has been put into service powered by a trio of 500-horsepower Cummins KTA-19 engines. The vessel sails on all-day excursion trips between South Charleston, W. Va., and Huntington, W.
Fast-growing Megasystems, Inc., designers and manufacturers of state-of-the-art m i c r o p r o c e s s o r electronic monitoring and control systems is building a full-scale additional executive and manufacturing center in Boca Raton, Fla. The
—Literature Available MIROS A/S of Asker, Norway is a budding company with interests geared towards the offshore market. The company has developed a new generation of instruments for remote sensing of directional ocean waves and surface currents.
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.
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.
Henschel, Inc., the Newburyport, Mass., subsidiary of SPD Technologies of Philadelphia, recently agreed to become the exclusive U.S. licensee for a line of marine speed measuring products produced by Aeronautical and General Instruments (AGI) of the United Kingdom.
The board of directors of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has elected Richard H. Vortmann to the new position of executive vice president, and Kristian K. Christensen to the new position of vice president of Planning and Programs.