The enormity of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. have effectively changed the world's collective attitude toward security, particularly in regards to the potential use of the maritime industry as an instrument of destruction. While the events of early September are global in scope,
The budget request sent to Congress on February 4 provides a picture of changing priorities and increasing fiscal constraints in Navy spending. $16.9 Billion For Shipbuilding The Navy has asked for $8.6 billion to build 12 ships in FY 1992 and $8.
review of some of the oceangoing vessels that were converted during the past year for military and commercial applications. ANTARES Avondale Shipyards The USNS Antares, redelivered this year by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., was the first of three
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.
Hong Kong Relinquishes Top Box Port Title Although apparently relinquishing its title as the world's leading container port to Singapore in 1990, Port of Hong Kong officials expressed satisfaction with the fact that the port showed an increase in box traffic of 14.
Diversified Technologies (Dt) of Chesapeake and Alexandria, Va., re- cently delivered one of its patented Launch and Retrieval Systems (LARS) to Houston Ship Repair, Houston, Texas, for installation on board the steam tanker Chesapeake. Its is the second of a series of SALM-LARS,
The 2,000-ton-capacity Crandall railway drydock built in 1942 in Pictou Harbor at Pictou, Nova Scotia, for the Canadian Naval Service has now been enlarged to 3,000-tonscapacity at Pictou Industries Limited. This is the third enlargement of the railway drydock,
Atlantic Marine Holding Company's subsidiary Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Mobile, Ala., will lease the repair shipyard of ADDSCO Industries in Mobile. The Alabama yard, which was recently closed, was formed in 1916 and since that time has repaired and converted all types of floating equipment.
The novel Hagglunds "Excentermounted" cranes fitted recently at Cityvarvet, Gothenburg, to the cargoship Skagern add considerable extra interest to this new vessel. The two cranes, each of 25-ton capacity are of Hagglunds' standard electro-hydraulic type,
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.