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
Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) is currently carrying out a multi-million dollar conversion contract for the Iran Offshore Engineering Company (IOEC) — a first for the yard. Previously, ASRY has performed a total of four modification
In November 2003 the Gorthon Lines AB vessel Margit Gorthon lost her rudder in the St. Lawrence River. The RoRo vessel features starboard side ramps and measures 463.9 x 73.1 ft. (141.4 x 22.3 m) and is 14,240 dwt. Halifax Shipyard visited the vessel
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
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 American Bureau of Shipping issued a Certificate of Approval to Turbine Components Corporation of Branford, Connecticut, on June 17, 1987. A.B.S. has surveyed T.C.C.'s facility and reviewed the process, specifications, and quality assurance
Capt. Barry C. Roberts, USCG, recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He becomes the 29th commanding officer in the 82-year history of the yard, the only shipbuilding and repair facility of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works recently announced 16 key appointments in a major managerial realignment to strengthen the shipyard's production and marketing capabilities. "We are pleased that all the appointments came from within the company," he said.
Caterpillar Engine Division's newest family of diesel engines, the 3600 Series, is now in production at the company's new plant in Lafayette, Ind. North American field operations for the 3600 began in August 1984. A 3606 marine engine powering a bulk carrier now has more than 8,