A crowd of several thousand watched the recent christening of the USS Cape Cod (AD-43) at the San Diego yard of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company. She was the third Gompers Class destroyer tender to slide down the ways at NASSCO during the past 18 months.
The 92nd Annual Meeting and Third International Maritime Exposition of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held November 7-10,1984, at the New York Hilton Hotel. The exposition, with more exhibitors than ever before and a larger number of firms from overseas,
—Brochure Available— The Brooklyn, N.Y., facility of the New York Shipyard Corporation recently completed shaft repairs and exterior work on the P&O Cruises Ltd. passenger vessel Dawn Princess. New York Shipyard completed the drydocking of the 606-foot, 925- passenger vessel in 17 days.
Taking a long hard look at the f u t u r e without resorting to crystal ball gazing of any kind, it's fair to say the offshore oil and gas support service industry in general and Tidewater Inc. in particular stand at the threshold of a m a g n i f i c a n t business environment.
Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. has appointed Wesley D. Wheeler to act as thenexclusive agent in the USA. The facility is on the island of Syros, Greece, ancient capital of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Syros is a Mediterranean crossroads
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently held a naming ceremony and open house for the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), first of two 90,000-dwt tankers NASSCO is converting into 1,000- bed Naval Hospital Ships. Both events were open to the public.
The Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc. (CCA), representing marine chemical tanker owners and operators in the United States, held its eighth annual meeting recently at the new Paramus, N.J., headquarters of the American Bureau of Shipping. The current officers,
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.
Maryland Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas, recently contracted Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., to build four 30,000-barrel double-skin tank barges. According to Caroll Bjornson, owner of MMI, the 297-1/2-foot barges will be
— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.