Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
A christening ceremony was held at National Steel and Shipuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego recently for the Exxon Valdez, the first of "two 209,000-dwt tankers being constructed for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston. These Alaska Class tankers
The latest delivery made by Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Company is the stern trawler American Eagle, built for Jack and Adele Daab of Howard Beach, N.Y. The new vessel is 78 feet overall, with a 23-foot beam and 9-foot 5-inch draft fully loaded.
Louis L. Frierson has been elected president and chief executive officer of George Engine Company, Inc. (GECO). Mr. Frierson will continue as chairman of the board of GECO, a position he has held for the past two years. H.F. Colby, whom Mr. Frierson succeeds,
Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.
Marine Industries Northwest, Inc., of Tacoma, Wash., recently repowered the 124-foot car ferry M/V Guenemes for Skagit County, Washington. The primary conversion work on the double-ended ferry consisted of removing two existing skidmounted angle
The amalgamation of combustion technologies from both the United States and Europe were brought to the maritime world when U.K.- based F.A. Hughes Marine Limited was made a part of the American-based Fuel Tech, Inc. group. Fuel Tech of Stamford, Conn.
Seaworthy Systems, Inc., of Essex, Connecticut, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Yard have announced an innovative vessel design intended for Jones Act trade routes. The vessel's capacity is based on the carriage of 774 forty-foot
Sandusky Foundry & Machine Co. of Sandusky, Ohio, is offering a free 20-page general brochure on the company and the centrifugal castings that it produces exclusively. The full-color booklet explains what centrifugal castings are and how they are made, and lists some current applications.
The House Armed Services Committee recently completed its markup of the Fiscal Year 1991 (FY 91) Defense Authorization Bill, recommending most of the administration's requests for Navy shipbuilding and conversion intact. The committee recommended authorization of $1.