The Morgan City, La., yard of Swiftships, Inc. recently delivered to the U.S. Navy three 65-foot, allaluminum patrol vessels. These boats were then presented by the Naval Sea Systems Command representative to the Governments of Antigua, Dominica, and St.
The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,
To celebrate his 40 years in the industry, Robert M. Salvarezza, president of Coast Marine & Industrial Supply Inc., based in San Francisco, announced recently that his company has successfully completed what is believed to be the longest drop-test
For the U.S. maritime industry, and for the U.S. Coast Guard, the fiscal year 1986 budget sent to Congress by President Reagan was little short of disastrous. For the U.S. shipbuilding industry and its various suppliers and subcontractors, though,
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has completed the all-steel, 105-foot harbor tug, Paz, to the Panama Canal Commission, Republic of Panama. Original construction was begun by another shipyard which did not complete the vessel due to inclement
The biggest tug with Voith Schneider propulsion units to be built in the United States has been designed by the Jacksonville, Fla., firm of Norman N. De- Jong and Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers. Destined for ship-handling duties in the Panama Canal,
The first double-hulled, doublebottomed tanker built at its Oppama yard will soon be launched in Japan by Sumitomo. The Olympic Serenity, ordered by Onassis subsidiary Dover Marine Panama at a cost of about $59 million, has been constructed in line with U.
Solidur Plastics Co., Delmont, Pa., supplied an Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) marine fender system for the locks at the Panama Canal to protect oceangoing ships from the damaging impacts of bumping into the lockwalls. Jorge Quijano,
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, maintenance, shipboard electronics, communication systems, weapons, etc. This special section covers contracts awarded between March 23 and May 31, 1988.
Marine Industries Northwest Inc. of Tacoma, Wash., recently performed overhaul and activation repairs aboard two large RO/RO barges for a New York corporation. The former SeaWay Express RO/ RO barges City of Seward, and Resurrection Bay, each