A naming ceremony was held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego for the USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292), a Fast Sealift Ship (FS) converted for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. Among those participating in the event were: U.
Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $3-million con- tract for repairs to the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). This is the third "Knox" Class ship to be awarded to Colonna's in the past seven months for similar repairs. The contract calls for drydocking hull repairs,
Valmet's Helsinki Shipyarc., as the culmation of a two-year research program, recently tested a new type of ducted propeller with the tug Matari off the coast of Savonlinna. The new type duct is said to be a new generation propulsion solution for Arctic vessels operating in ice.
According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. New Orleans, has signed a letter of intent with shipbuilders in Japan and the United Kingdom for construction of six large, automated containerships. One letter of intent is with a joint venture of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.
Keppel Shipyard, a major operating division of Keppel Corporation Limited, has completed a S$4.3-million (about US$2.2-million) conversion contract for the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. The M/V Santorini, a RO/RO car/passenger ferry, was
The Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a fixed-price contract totaling $30,709,896 to Bay Tankers, Inc., One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, N.Y., for the operation and maintenance of four T-AKR Fast Sealift Ships. Two of the ships will be based in Violet, La.
Thirteen merchant ships were selected for purchase on 17 January 1986 for the Ready Reserve Force of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The Maritime Administration is processing four contracts totaling $206.7 million with American Automar, Barber Steamship Lines, Lykes Bros, and U.
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. of Stamford, Conn., has announced its intention to divest itself of Interlake Steamship Company and Moore McCormack Bulk Transport. The Interlake fleet consists of 10 Great Lakes bulk carriers, mostly self-unloaders; Bulk Transport owns three 39,
Following competitive procurement, the Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded six firmfixed price contracts for the transportation of Department of Defense cargo. —$55,093,944 to Central Gulf Lines, Incorporated of New Orleans, La., for the charter of two U.