The first purpose-built accommodation platform in the world, ordered by Consafe Offshore AB of Goteborg, was recently named Safe Astoria at Gotaverken Cityvarvet, Goteborg, Sweden. The Safe Astoria was named by Mrs. Lorraine Henderson, wife of J.
Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has progressed steadily with its 82-ft. (24.9-m) High Speed Catamaran, which was designed specifically for the U.S. market. Being built alongside the two 150-ft. (45.7- m) Crew/Supply Monohulls for Otto Can dies LLC, the 82-ft.
Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La. launched the USS Tornado, the U.S. Navy's newest Patrol Coast Ship. The 14th member of the Cyclone Class to be built by Bollinger under a sole-source contract with the Navy, it is the first to include design modifications,
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently to hear a paper entitled "SWATH AGS Deep Ocean Survey Ships," presented by H. David Kaysen of MAR, Incorporated. The evening began with a discussion of
Combustion Engineering, Inc. (C-E), Windsor, Conn., has been awarded three separate contracts for boilers and related equipment to be installed on U.S. Navy ships, the company recently announced. Under the contracts, valued at approximately $7 million,
The Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., was recently awarded a $378.7-million contract by the U.S. Navy to construct the third ship of the Wasp Class of amphibious assault ships, LHD-3, and to commence preliminary work on a fourth LHD.
Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) of Bath, Maine, one of the country's leading shipbuilders, has been purchased by private investors led by Gibbons, Green, van Amerongen, Ltd., a diversified investment banking firm based in New York. BIW was formerly owned by Congoleum Corporation,
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
Marinette Marine Corporation (Marinette, Wis.) has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction of 10 Large Yard Repair Berthing and Messing Vessels. The YRBM (L) vessels have a 146-foot overall length, 46-foot beam, and a 688 long ton displacement.
Guided Missile Frigate USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23) was delivered to the Navy recently after completion of its Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) by the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, it was announced recently by Len M.