The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans.
In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise
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.
Sixth Vessel Of Popular Design Sold By Yard Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Mass., recently signed a contract with Put-In-Bay Transportation Co. of Ohio, for the construction of a high-speed passenger ferry
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 Portsmouth, U.K., yard of Aluminium Shipbuilders Ltd. will build a 161-foot wave-piercing catamaran for Condor, the Guernsey ferry operator. The twin-deck vessel, designed by International Catamaran Designs, will be the largest passenger-only
On January 20, 2001, Dubai Drydocks delivered the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the offshore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, the new vessel is
Moss Point Marine, Inc. recently delivered the 273-foot logistic support vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (LSV 4) to the U.S. Army, completing a four-ship contract between the Escatawpa, Miss., shipbuilder and the Army. The Bunker is one of a
Seaward International, Inc., recently delivered another Spiltrol Harbor Skimmer to Asiatic Petroleum Corporation. This is the second that Asiatic has purchased, and it will clean up spills in the Strait of Malacca. The first stands ready at Singapore where Esso Singapore Private, Ltd.
Avondale, Bethlehem-Sparrows Point & NASSCO To Bid The domestic merchant marine shipbuilding industry recently received a boost when shipowner Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, Calif., requested bids from three United States shipyards for construction of a combination lift-on,