The promotion of David Watson to general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipyard at Sparrows Point, Md., was announced recently by David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding. Mr. Watson has been assistant general manager at the yard since 1976,
In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
The container and RoRo fleets of the established carriers serving Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are aged. While none of these trades is experiencing rapid growth, the involved vessels are expensive to operate and increasingly expensive to maintain.
For the past three years the C. Luhring shipyard in Brake, West Germany, has been working on the development of an oil recovery vessel based on a split-hull design (see October 1, 1979 issue of MR/EN). The unique vessel is really a simple ship that is divided at its center line.
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
As an endorsement of a commercially circumspect approach to double-hull bulk carrier design and construction, UK-based Graig Group has generated a tranche of orders for its cost-competitive Diamond ultra-handymax type. Although a letter of intent signed with China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.
Vosper Limited, naval craft designers and builders, fast boat, and SES specialists, reports that its two main manufacturing subsidiaries, Vosper Private Limited, Singapore, and Vosper Hovermarine Ltd., Southampton, U.K., have recently received orders worth more than 12.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
The Technical Section annual meeting of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 1978, in the Grand Salon of the Hotel Meridien, Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec. The theme for the meeting
As part of an effort by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to rejuvenate Boston Harbor, the Quincy shipyard, renamed the Fore River Staging Area, will be the site of a $6.1-billion redevelopment project. In 1987 the MWRA purchased the