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.
At the invitation of Bath Iron Works (BIW), the members of the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers were recently treated to a tour of BIW Portland Repair Facility. This operation is the result of the combined efforts of the city,
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,
Moss Point Marine, Inc., has delivered the CW3 Harold C. Clinger (LSV-2), the second of four 273-foot logistic support vessels being built by the Escatawpa, Miss., shipyard for the U.S. Army in a $40.7-million contract. The ship is the second
Adm. John B. Hayes, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the American Petroleum Institute's 1980 tanker conference, May 11- 14, at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif. The conference, which has the theme "Tankers — Energy Lifelines for a New Decade,
Miami-based Commodore Cruise Lines recently awarded a contract to Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc. of Avenel, N.J., to design, build and deliver a 375-ton air conditioning chiller pack for their S/S Enchanted Seas. Replacing an obsolete centrifugal system,
The "Largest Cruise Ship in the History of Italian Shipping" The board of Costa Crociere on January 19 approved the issue of a letter of intent for the construction of a new ship at Finantieri. Value of the order is about $450 million. The 951-ft.
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point.
The HMAS Adelaide, the first of three guided missile frigates to be built for the A u s t r a l i a n Government, was recently launched at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation Seattle (Wash.) Division. Five others of the same design are being built at Todd- Seattle for the United States Navy.
Minimizing the risk of a water-borne or delivered terrorist attack is no small responsibility. Maritime Reporter visited recently with U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Stephen M. Midas. Chief, Planning and Risk Management Department, Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, for some insights.