Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817
A Newcastle chartered accountant, N.L. Dalby, has been appointed chairman of directors of Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322. Three of the shipbuilding firm's departmental managers have been appointed directors also.
The Marine Machinery Association recently held its fall Government/ Industry forum in Crystal City with strong participation from industry as well as from the Navy's engineering and purchasing communities. MMA's president, Jim Fromfield of Leslie Controls,
The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,
The Administration's budget for fiscal year 1983 will allow the Navy to reach a 600-ship fleet, Navy Undersecretary James Goodrich told the Western Shipbuilding Association. Speaking before the group's recent annual meeting, Mr. Goodrich said the Navy currently has 514 ships,
John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, has announced that the company's West Coast s u b s i d i a r y , Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, has been awarded additional contracts to build, under the Navy's fiscal 1980 program,
Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's
The Washington Aluminum Company, Inc. has been awarded over $1.5 million in contracts by Avondale Industries, Inc. for aluminum fabrications on fleet oilers under construction by the Louisiana builder. The two separate contracts cover the fabrication
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of Lockheed Shipbuilding Company's Gulfport Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The purchase price has been set at $21,000,000. At present, the Gulfport facility has U.
American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) has applied for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the construction of five new containerships, with an option of building only four. The vessels will be used in APL's trans-Pacific services.