Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. of South Korea is constructing four multipurpose, wider-hatch container/bulk carriers for the Jardine Group of Hong Kong and Gearbulk Ltd. of Norway. The first ship in the series, the Hawk Arrow
The world's largest diesel powered fast catamaran ferry has entered service for Spanish operator Euroferrys and is now working on a route between Algeciras in southern Spain and Ceuta the Spanish principality on the north African coast, across the strait of Gibraltar.
The New London, Conn., fleet of John H. Wronowski gained a new member recently with the addition of the heavy-duty tugboat Paul A. Wronowski. The vessel was built by Wronowski-owned Thames Shipyard in New London, and joins a fleet of five towboats and
Robert E. Derecktor of Rhode Island, Inc., in Middletown, R.I., has launched the first of two passenger ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation, Bureau of Ferry and General Aviation Operations. The $3.8-million Alice Austin
The newest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, Pinckney (DDG 91), was christened during a ceremony at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss, on June 29, 2002. The ship's namesake is in honor of Navy Cook Third Class William Pinckney,
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.
Korea's Hyundai Group has won what is reported to be the largest single shipbuilding c o n t r a c t in history to build nine vessels for the United Arab Shipping Company. Under the USD 400-million contract, Hyundai will construct nine containerships of 35,
A new generation of fireboat hit the water this June. The NFPA Class 'C' 37- knot speedster exhibited speed, maneuverability and control. She had high pumping capacity and the ability to recover more injured survivors at one time than boats twice her size.
Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA, headquartered in Trieste, recently signed a contract with Micoperi SpA of Milan for the construction of a big, versatile offshore workship. The Micoperi 6000 will be a self-propelled, semi-submersible ship made up of two hulls, each 541.
Halifax Shipyard of Nova Scotia has won a Can. $54-million contract from the Canadian Government to build one type 1100 Navaid/ Light icebreaker vessel. Construction will begin early next year with delivery to the Canadian Coast Guard scheduled for May 1986.