The Washburn & Doughty shipyard recently delivered the 105- foot Bountiful II (shown above) to Capt. Edison Love of Portland, Maine. The combination scalloperdragger is the eighth vessel to be delivered by the Bath, Maine, shipyard in the past 21 years.
The U.S. Navy continues to be the major driver of business for shipyards and marine equipment suppliers in the United States. A status report for shipbuilding programs and a summary of the FY 1990/91 Navy ship procurement budget is provide below.
The long-awaited awarding of the contract to construct the new series of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). a series that could total 60 ships worth $14 billion over 15 years, will have to wait just a little longer. However, the U.S. Navy in late May did pare the competition to two,
Although funding for Senator Ted Stevens's "Build and Charter" program has been appropriated by the Congress, this particular effort to revive commercial shipbuilding in the United States cannot become a reality until the authorization plan makes its way through Congress and the White House.
Ken Howe has been named manager of marine repair at Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Marine Service Company in Jeffersonville, Ind. In his new position, Mr. Howe will be responsible for the management of marine repair as well as Jeffboat's machine shop.
Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.
IMA provides a quarterly reporting service on Navy ship construction and maintenance programs. More than 300 companies now subscribe to IMA's quarterly service. This article describing the status of shipbuilding programs is based on excerpts from
Shipowners, shipbuilders and bankers were told at a recent meeting in London that as much as $200 billion will be needed over the next decade to replace the world's aging shipping fleets. Rex Harrington, of the Royal Bank of Scotland, forecast that
"It may be said that a favorable economic argument for using coal as a ship's fuel can be demonstrated today in a number of bulk-carrying trades. R e a l i s t ic predictions of future price trends in energy supplies suggest that the argument
Hans K. Schaefer, chairman of the board, has announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australian Shipbuilding Industry Pty., Ltd. of Coogee, Western Australia, for a technology transfer in connection