The American Shipbuilding Association has long bemoaned the level of U.S. Navy funding, arguing that the amount of spending on new ships would, in the future, leave the force woefully under-equipped to handle its duties of defense. Though the ASA
Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) recently delivered the first of four 370,000-cubic- foot reefer vessels for Del Monte under construction at its Sevilla yard. Classed ABS A1 E AMS +RMC ACCU, the Liberian-flag reefer Del Monte
According to a recent announcement by John Dane III, president of Trinity Marine Group of New Orleans, Sidney J. Mizell has joined the group as vice presidentsales. In making the announcement, Mr. Dane said that Mr. Mizell will be responsible
Prior to the 1970s, drydocking intervals were determined primarily based on the speed with which a vessel became fouled. Today, of course, this is no longer true because of the introduction of self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint by major marine suppliers almost two decades ago.
Looking somewhat like a cross between a catamaran and a hydrofoil, the 360-passenger wave piercer M/V Nantucket Spray was recently delivered by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., to Bay State Cruises of Massachusetts. The
General Dynamics recently announced two key appointments at its corporate office in St. Louis, Mo. James E. Turner Jr. has been named executive vice president-marine land systems and services, and Michael C. Keel has been appointed executive vice presidentmissiles and electronics.
Located in Harahan, La., Blessey Marine Services has taken delivery of a 65 x 24 ft. (19.8 x 7.3 m) pushboat, David F. Stone, built by Sneed Shipbuilding of Orange, Texas. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA19M main engines delivering a combined 1,
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash., was recently awarded an $8-million contract to build six 72-foot catamaran ferries over the next two years for the Port of Puerto Rico. Each catamaran ferry, based on designs by International Catamaran Designs Ltd.