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Halter is Back

Anil Raj, president and COO of Halter Marine, in many ways embodies the company for which he has worked for the last 15 years. Joining as the Director, Engineering, Production Controls and Procurement in 1987, Raj has relied on a solid technical foundation,

 

Crewboats: More Size, Weight And Power

In recent years the demand for large crew boats has continued to grow in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and has increased in some foreign markets, such as West Africa and Mexico. As their size has grown, so has the horsepower employed by these boats as

James Oliver Promoted To Executive VP At Levingston Shipbuilding

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company, announced that James B. Oliver is promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president, effective immediately. In addition to his finance duties, he will be r e s p o n s i b l

Australia Receives First Of Four Gas-Turbine-Powered FFGs From Todd Seattle

Although the recent commismissioning of the guided-missile frigate HMAS Adelaide appeared ordinary and publicity-shy at Todd Pacific Shipyards, it was a historic event. First, it was learned Her Majesty's Australian Ship Adelaide is considered

Fincantieri Receives Products Carrier Contract Worth $53.5 Million

Ferruzzi group company Fermar, one of Italy's leading privately owned shipping operators, has placed a contract with the statecontrolled shipbuilding organization Fincantieri for a 30,000-dwt products carrier. The newbuilding is reported to have commanded a price in the region of $53.

Dot Com, Maritime Style

Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.

Estimated Foreign Cost Of Two LNG Carriers $115.5 Million Each

The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has issued a final opinion and order in Docket No. A-117, concerning determination of the estimated f o r e i g n construction cost of two 125,000-cubic-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels. The determination

$823.4 Million Program For East German Yards Being Prepared By Bonn

A subsidy program worth around $823.4 million is being prepared by the Bonn government for the shipyards of eastern Germany. Designed to cover existing orders, mainly from the Soviet Union, and fresh work, the program will extend over a period of up to four years.

BIW Executive Elected To Chair Repair Committee Of Shipbuilders Council

Veteran shipbuilding executive Gordon H. Fait Jr. of Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, has been elected chairman of the ship repair committee of the Shipbuilders Council of America, Washington, D.C. He said his committee, representing over 20 U.S.

 
 
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