The marine industry, which traditionally hits a lull during the summer months, has been boiling over with new projects and business prospects, mainly centered on the business of keeping U.S. shores secure from further terrorist incursion. The Coast Guard Deepwater project,
At a time when even the lowercost Japanese and the aggressive South Korean shipbuilding fraternities are experiencing some difficulties, there are signs of success in the Scandinavian countries. The shipbuilding industries of each of these four traditional maritime nations are still active,
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Ketchikan, Alaska, a city "five miles long and two blocks wide," in the words of one area firefighter, has acquired a new, 30-knot fireboat capable of covering that expanse. The Harry Newell, named for the only member of the Ketchikan Fire Department to lose his life in the line of duty,
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,
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A pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 marine diesels were selected to power a new rough-water fire/rescue vessel recently delivered to the Avalon Harbor Patrol of Catalina Island. The 7-1/2-ton, 12-foot-beam, 32-foot-long boat was built by Seaway Boat Company of Long Beach, Calif.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced the award of a contract worth $79,664,877 to Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., for construction of 15 high-speed, diesel-powered patrol boats. The contract was awarded following the decision of the U.
—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.
Lockheed is expanding its Houston office to provide additional services to the U.S. offshore industry. Services include field engineering support, design engineering support, assembly and repair of oil-spill cleanup equipment, and offshore corrosion protection equipment,