Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.
According to Boud van Rompay, executive director of Hydrex, "This new development will change the face of underwater repair work, as it provides a fast, yet top quality means to carry out such major jobs as thruster replacement and repairs." Rompay
The first meeting of the 1980- 81 season was held by the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the National Naval Medical Center Officers' Club. The technical session featured a paper titled Potential Impact
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
The paint department at Pascagoula, Miss.-based Ingalls Shipbuilding has developed an innovative method of accomplishing business in surface preparation and painting process — saving the U.S. Navy on ship upkeep and maintenance. The main premise