The U.S. Navy's newest Aegis guided missile destroyer was christened Stethem at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries. The new ship, DDG 63, is named in honor of Petty Officer Robert Dean Stethem, USN, (1961- 1985). The ship's sponsor was Petty Officer Stethem's mother,
Swiftships, Inc., recently launched their first privately owned custom motoryacht, the Safe Conduct II, just 16 months after commencing construction. This is the first vessel of its size and type to be built in Louisiana. The overall length of the
Bollinger Shipyards delivered a 254 ft. (77.4 m), 4,000-hp multi-service (MSV) for Oceaneering International, Houston, Texas. The vessel, which had its hull launching on Jan 1, was christened on May 19 by Cynthia Huber, wife of Dave Huber, director of deepwater projects, Mariner Energy.
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