Detyens Shipyards, Inc., Charleston, S.C., recently completed a 55-day major refit of the 465-foot, ice-class bulk carrier Eagle. The renewal of the 15,850-dwt Eagle, operated out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., by Colonial Marine Industries, Inc.
Detyens Shipyard continues to expand its dredge work, with numerous contracts at all three of its locations; the Main Yard in Charleston, S.C., the Wando Yard in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and its Jacksonville, Fla. yard. Last year Detyens completed work for six different operators.
Telephonies Corporation, Command Systems Division, Farmingdale, N.Y., was awarded a $23,371,700 firm-fixed-price contract for five AN/TPX-42A(V)12 amphibious air traffic control direct altitude and identity readout systems for LHD 2, LHD 3, LHD 4.
Several small contracts were recently awarded to U.S. shipyards for various ship repair and overhaul work. Merce Industries, Inc., Toledo, Mich., was awarded a $304,200 contract to repair three ships by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Detroit, Mich.
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. October 3 Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, was awarded a $27.3-million modification