USS Shoup (DDG 86), the newest in a series of advanced Aegis guided missile destroyers built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector, was commissioned June 22, 2002, in Seattle, Wash. This ship is named in honor of U.
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.
Marco Shipyard of Seattle recently christened the 140-foot freezer longliner Emerald Queen in ceremonies for Emerald Overseas Company, also of Seattle. The fourth North Pacific freezer longliner to come out of the Marco Shipyard in the past two years,
Also Dedicates New Drydock The USNS Maury, a sleek oceanographic survey ship nearing completion at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard, was christened recently by Mrs. Dennis R. Shaw of Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Shaw, who, as the ship sponsor,
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,
NICOR Inc., Naperville, 111., recently announced consolidation of various administrative functions of two of its marine subsidiaries, NICOR Marine Inc. and National Marine Service Incorporated, in new offices in New Orleans, La. The corporate offices,
May 24-25, London, England Cruise + Ferry 89, the international conference and exhibition on the passenger cruise and ferry industry, will be held at the Kensington Exhibition Center in London, England, on May 24-25, 1989. With unprecedented
National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., of San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to convert a San Clemente-class tanker into a 1,000-bed hospital ship, according to the shipyard's parent company, Morrison- Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho.
—Literature Available Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently developed a high-pressure gas injection dual fuel diesel (DFD) engine, a next generation engine for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The new engine uses Boil-off Gas (BOG)
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., recently announced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company, Houston, Texas, to provide a cantilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C selfelevating drilling unit.