John W. Smith has assumed responsibility for yard operations at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., succeeding John McQuaide, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding business. Mr. McQuaide has
In our world of rapid and continuous change, we have come to accept many situations and events which, just a few years ago, we would have thought "could never happen": the first man on the moon; Japan's technological ascendancy over many major U.
Hover Systems, Inc. Eddystone, Pa., and Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently signed a licensing agreement whereby Eastern Shipyards will market and build a full range of Hover Systems air cushion vehicles (ACVs) for a multitute of maritime applications.
Europe's Leading Builder Receives Steady Influx Of Export Orders World shipbuilding is undergoing a period of positive transition. Prospects in the world shipbuilding market appear to be brightening after several years of downturn. Throughout all of this period,
New York — September 27-28 The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, in conjunction with the SNAME T & R Ship Production Committee, will present its Third International Symposium, "Maritime Innovation— Practical Approaches '84,
—Free Literature Available Equipment Engineering of Indianapolis, Ind., manufacturers of centrifuge equipment and systems, is offering free literature on the new disc compression tool the company recently introduced to the market after two years of research and development.
Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., has been awarded a $9-million contract to design and build a 345-foot, Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) barge for Matson Navigation Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif. The triple-deck, covered vessel will be
Campbell Industries of San Diego launched the new tuna superseiner Kukulkan recently, adding impetus to the rapidly developing fisheries of Mexico. She is the first of two such seiners ordered by Atunera del Carmen, an association of veteran fishing people in the state of Campeche.
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
A shiplift system designed and constructed by Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., was recently commissioned at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Maritime Engineering Department's facility at Ulsan, Korea. The system's platform is approximately 66 by 400 feet and has a capacity of 4,