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T.J. Farrell Heads Ottawa Office Of Newport News Shipbuilding

Terence J. Farrell has been named d i r e c t o r of marketing- Canada for Newport News Shipbuilding with h e a d q u a r t e r s in Ottawa. Mr. Farrell has an extensive background in the Canadian shipbuilding industry. Until recently, he was vice president,

 

BUILD AND CHARTER' —A VITAL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Although funding for Senator Ted Stevens's "Build and Charter" program has been appropriated by the Congress, this particular effort to revive commercial shipbuilding in the United States cannot become a reality until the authorization plan makes its way through Congress and the White House.

Owners... Start Counting The Cash

The much anticipated turnaround in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Patch is happening, and the companies that supply boats and services in the area are feeling the impact. Consolidation has touched every facet of the marine business — every facet of business — for nearly a decade.

50,000-GRT 'Costa Classica' Launched At Fincantieri's Marghera Yard

The recent launching of the 50,000-grt Costa Classica, Costa Crociere's flagship, at Fincantieri's Marghera, Venice, shipyard was hailed by a Costa official as the return of the "golden age of great Italian cruise liners." Dr. Nicola Costa, president of the Costa Crociere Group, and Dr.

The Shipbuilding Market In The USA

During most of the 20th century there has been a debate in the United States about the operation of and the need for shipping and shipbuilding. The debate was interrupted by two world wars and has been intensified during the past 30 years. During the same period,

M a i n Iron Works Y a rd Acquired By Molaison

Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.

North Sea Operators Evaluating New Rig Concept For Long-Term Programs

A new jackup concept, capable of drilling and production operations in more than 100 meters (about 328 feet) of water, is being developed by the rig designer Marathon LeTourneau of Texas, with Christiann Kongsli and Normann Riksen, the Norwegian rig experts.

House Subcommittee Looks To Open Competition To Build Fourth Aegis Destroyer

The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee recently added language to the FY 1989 defense appropriations bill which would order the Navy to open the competition to build a fourth Aegis guided missile destroyer to all qualified U.S. shipyards.

NOR-SHIPPING '89 Exhibition And Conference

Oslo, Norway, June 13-16 Nor-Shipping '89, an international shipping and maritime offshore exhibition and conference, will be held at the Sjolyst Exhibition Center in Oslo, Norway, from June 13- 16, 1989. So far, 300 firms have registered at

Washburn & Doughty Announces Signing Of Three Vessel Contracts

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of Woolrich, Maine, has announced the signing of three construction contracts and the company's entry into two new markets—a sail-powered passenger vessel and an offshore lobster boat. Currently under construction is the 73-foot Bay Lady II,

 
 
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