Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., yard has dedicated the keel for the reconstruction of its second ship in the U.S. Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Program, it was announced recently by David Watson, yard general manager. "The
Dakar Marine, Senegal, West Africa, recently performed an emergency drydocking on the USNS Dutton, according to exclusive U.S. representative Wesley D. Wheeler. The Victory Class Dutton was originally the steam-propelled Tuskegee Victory operated by LSC Marine, Inc.
T h e first o f three giant 70,000-grt S u p e r l i n e r s , the Fantasy, under c o n s t r u c t i o n at the Turku, Finland, shipyard of Wartsila Marine Industries, for Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., has been launched and is nearing completion.
Sixty-five thousand pounds of lead donated by ASARCO Incorporated has been used in the construction of a full-scale operational replica of the 12-gun sloop Providence, a colonial warship that was the first to be authorized by the Continental Navy.
The first of two Navy oceanographic survey vessels, the USNS Maury (T-AGS-39), was recently dedicated by Rear Adm. John R. Seesholtz, USN, Oceanographer of the Navy, at keel-laying ceremonies at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point, Md., yard. According to David Watson,
The vessel repair statute (Section 466 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1466) requires the payment of a 50 percent ad valorem duty on the cost of foreign equipment purchased for, or expenses of repairs made to, U.S.-flag vessels in a foreign country.
The concept of creating a modern RO/RO terminal near the estuary of the River Thames became reality this fall when the first vessel to use the facility berthed at the Linkspan. The inaugural honor fell to Kent Line's 108-meterlong (about 354 feet) vessel Arroyofrio Uno of 5,
The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group. Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore
Todd Shipyards Corporation, in a move to further strengthen its management at the Los Angeles Division, announced the appointment of Hans K. Schaefer as assistant general manager of that division. Mr. Schaefer was previously assistant general managerproduction of the Seattle Division.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order to build a 960-passenger cruise ship from Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). At 49,000 gross tons, she would be the biggest cruise ship ever built in Japan. To be built at MHI's Nagasaki yard,