Todd Shipyards Corporation, Los Angeles (Calif.) Division, recently laid the keel for the first of six Guided Missile Frigates for the U.S. Navy. The official certification of the keel was performed by Capt. Edmund A. Miller, USN, Commander, Long
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.
Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently delivered the 12,000-dwt oil recovery vessel/ suction dredge Vaydaghubsky to V/O Sudoimport of Moscow. The new vessel is said to be the largest of her kind in the world. In addition to her oil recovery role,
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.
Recent board action of Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., elevated three management employees to corporate officers. Billy W. Parks was named vice president-engineering, and Ross K. Drake and Bernard H. Greene Jr. were named assistant vice presidents.
The Andalucia yards of the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) are assured of work orders well into 1989, according to the company. According to the company, its Cadiz yard has a full complement of orders, including
With deliveries scheduled for late 2002, Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) of Anchorage, Alaska, has come to an agreement with National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for the construction of two 839 ft. (255.7 m) RoRo vessels for its Alaska service.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command recently took delivery of three Fast Sealift Ships (FSS), part of an eight-ship package comprising the Navy's Fast Sealift Ship program designed to increase the mobility and responsiveness of the Armed Forces.
Due to the many requests received, Crandall Dry Dock Engineers, Inc. will once again conduct a Dockmasters Training Seminar on December 11-14, 1984, to be held in San Diego, Calif. The 15th such seminar of its kind, it is intended to familiarize