The Northern Vancouver yard of Versatile Pacific Shipyards, Inc. (VPSI) has delivered the Type 1200 Arctic Class 4 icebreaker Henry Larsen to the Canadian Coast Guard. She is now in operation providing large vessel escort service in the Gulf of St.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (B&W), Copenhagen, Denmark, recently delivered the Panamax bulk carrier Solidarnosc (BCT70), first vessel in a series of six vessels for the Polish Steamship Company. A second BCT70-type bulk carrier for the Polish Steamship Company,
Polar Tankers, Inc. unveiled its third state-of-the-art Endeavour Class doublehulled tanker. Polar Discovery, during a christening ceremony on April 13, at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, La. Phillips Petroleum Company,
The only U.S. Navy Surface Effect Ship, the SES-200, recently completed sea trials following her refurbishment at the Textron Marine Systems shipyard in New Orleans, La., where she was originally designed and built. "This 160-foot, advanced technology test
Two identical oceanographic research ships ordered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be constructed by Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Fort George Island, Ga., at a total cost of $5,- 900,000. Building of both vessels at the same time is expected to effect a saving of about $250,000.
Shippen Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of a new 110-foot crew/ supply boat from Gulf Craft Inc. in Patterson, La. The Comet, an aluminum-hulled quad-screw capable of 23 knots, is the first crewboat to be powered by four Cummins KTA-1150-M diesel engines.
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the General Brehon B. Somervell, the third of four 273-foot logistic support vessels (LSV) being built for the U.S. Army in a $40.8-million contract. The Army contract is being administered by the U.
With an eye to changed legislative requirements governing ships trading to the United States, shipbuilder Burmeister & Wain Skibsvaerft of Copenhagen has developed a new design of combination carrier, the BCT85, that complies with the new American
This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise. The provincial Department of Works, Services and Transportation ordered