It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,
Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Inc., a family-owned builder located on Bayou Lafourche outside of New Orleans, recently received a $73.4-million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed contract to construct twelve 110-foot Island Class patrol boats.
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,
Builder Astilleros Espanoles, Sevilla Yard Name Dawn Merchant Type RoPax Owner Cenargo Intl. The 7,360-dwt Dawn Merchant melds a high operating speed, sustainable in bad weather, and an exceptional standard of passenger accommodation with 'best practice' as applied to Ro-Pax ferry design.
Douglas Watson, president and general manager, has announced the formation of West State, Incorporated (WSI) and the opening of their new facility at the Port of Portland Ship Repair Yard on Swan Island, Portland, Ore. This full-service ship repair company was founded, according to Mr.
Roland A. Kjelland has been named executive vice president, Kaiser Steel Corporation, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, Calif. 94666, responsible for the corporation's raw materials and shipping activities. In his new position, Mr. Kjelland will have
Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wise., has been awarded a $51.8-million contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for construction of one additional mine countermeasures ship, the MCM-7. Marinette previously was awarded Navy contracts
A&P Shipcare has opened a new repair facility in Tilbury Freeport. London. The facility, which will support the nationwide, 24-hour, 365-day service already provided by the existing A&P Shipcare network, comprises workshop facilities in the port
Hartley Marine Corp. will lease and operate the Riverport General Cargo Facility, according to a recent agreement between Hartley and the Paducah-McCracken County Port Authority. The facility is located at approximately Mile 1.3 on the Tennessee River
The Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, which is presently undergoing considerable expansion, recently inaugurated a new 1,200- ton Crandall r a i l w a y d r y d o c k, with a side transfer system to enable as many as four vessels to be docked simultaneously.