The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,
U.S. Secretary of the Navy H. Lawrence Garrett III recently participated in an actual operational trial onboard the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). He first toured the entire LCAC manufacturing facility at the Textron Marine Systems Shipyard Operations in New Orleans, La.
The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
The PNOC Marine Corporation facility at Batangas Bay in the Philippines has experienced dramatic and rapid growth during its short five-year life. It has developed into a modern Lloyds-rated Class A shipbuilding and repair complex. Strategically located on a 50-hectare site at San Miguel,
DOD Requests $100.3 Billion To Fund Navy Programs In FY91 The Department of Defense (DOD) has requested slightly more than $100 billion to fund Navy programs in FY 1991. The funding level is virtually the same as the amount approved for this year.
Carnival Cruise Lines' 2,056-passenger, 70,000-ton Fantasy is currently undergoing an extensive multi-milliondollar refurbishment as part of its scheduled five-week drydock. The refurbishment, which is taking place at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport,
The El Paso Savannah, the last ship in the current series Avondale Shipyards is building for The El Paso Company's new fleet of LNG tankers, was christened on November 11, in New Orleans. Miss Rhonda Rousakis, daughter of the Honorable John P.
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
P. Takis Veliotis has been designated executive vice presidentmarine and international operations of General Dynamics Corp., according to a recent announcement by David S. Lewis, chairman and chief executive officer. The post, according to Mr.
Singapore shipbuilder Singmarine Industries Limited, through its ship repair and shipbuilding division, Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte. Ltd., has been awarded its first Italian newbuilding contract, worth $16.2 million. The order calls for the construction of a sophisticated 9,