Many people, in shipyards and the Navy alike, consider the ship's Halon fire-control system to be among the most critical piping systems on any vessel. Important because in case of a ship fire, the survivability of everything onboard will ultimately
Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
An updated, input-output, economic analysis of America's maritime industries just released by the Commerce Department's Maritime Administration indicates that each dollar in sales by the U.S. merchant marine adds another $3.81 to the national economy.
A new major shipyard, Euroasia, is to be formed in Hong Kong between the C.Y. Tung Group, Chung Wah and A & P Appledore International Ltd. on Tsing Yi Island. Euroasia will incorporate the ship repair business of the Overseas Shipyard Corporation,
Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton In Pascagoula, Miss., has begun construction of its first SA'AR 5 corvette for the Government of Israel. Ingalls president Jerry St. Pe, as well as Adm. Micha Ram, Chief of Naval Operations, Israeli Navy,
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders. The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar,
The Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association recently held its 35th Annual Technical Conference in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Closed sessions of the 95-member organization were held on the first day of the conference
International management consultants H.B. Maynard and Company, Inc., 60 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, have designed a development plan for the DIANCA Naval Shipyard at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to increase shipyard capacity substantially over the next two years.