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
SeaArk Marine, Inc., Monticello, Ark., a leading U.S. supplier of aluminum workboats for commercial and marine applications, will supply nineteen 23-foot oil spill recovery vessels to the Florida Department of Natural Resources under a recent contract.
Another yard touted for its advanced approaches to design and construction, HDW of Kiel has vigorously implemented changes in its yard to make it more competitive and cost-effective. Its "Shipyard 2000" plan is projected to raise productivity 40 to 50 percent.
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,
Aluminum 'Company of America has announced receipt of orders for more than 33 million pounds of aluminum plate, extrusions and welding wire to foe used in tanks for landbased storage of liquefied natural gas and for LNG supertankers. The orders,
JJH Inc., a naval engineering company, has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Intermarine USA, Savannah, Ga., for the detailed outfitting design for the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's new coastal minehunter (MHC-51) Class. To be named the USS Osprey,
New Orders Up For Second Year In A Row According to Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London, England, an aging world fleet (27 percent of the fleet is more than 15 years old), should provide the world's shipbuilding industries with a modest increase
Barracuda Technologies Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of structural polymer alloy foam core materials used in the construction of large FRP sandwich vessels, is expanding its engineering services group to the United States.
Edwin J. Roland Jr., a naval architect and marine engineer, has been appointed vice president, technical, of Holland America Line, Stamford, Conn., parent company of Holland America Cruises. Prior to this appointment he was vice president of The Coastal Corporation of Houston,
The quarterly meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Southern New England Section, was held recently in New London, Conn. Capt. Don Kern, USN (ret.), chairman of the Section, presided over the meeting. The large-scale ocean transportation of