The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.
Bollinger Marine Fabricators has delivered the DBL 81, an 80,000-barrel ocean service, double hull, oil tank barge to K-Sea Transportation Corp. It is the second of a four OPA '90 barge contract underway at Bollinger for K-Sea. DBL 101, a 100,000 bbl barge,
Thomas B. Crowley, board chairman and president of Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been named "Transportation Man of the Year" by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). This honor is bestowed
Naval shipyards have been in operation in the U.S. for over 180 years and, with the private sector, share the mission of providing adequate naval and maritime resources to meet national defense requirements in times of peace and conflict. These shipyards
A $250-million agreement between the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Ocean Carriers Inc., of Houston, Texas, to charter five diesel powered T-5 tankers was signed in New York recently. The five new 30,000-dwt clean product, icestrengthened ships
As tensions ease abroad, the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defense readiness increases in importance. In addition, the service has a central role in several of the most crucial topics facing the U.S. today—marine safety, oil spill prevention and drug smuggling.
The Navy's newest crane ship, SS Green Mountain State (T-ACS 9), was named recently during a ceremony at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, in Norfolk, Va. The ship, named for the state of Vermont, will be under the operational control of the Navy's Military Sealift Command.