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.
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
Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding invests to maintain its skilled workforce. Shipbuilding, like other industries that rely on a skilled workforce, faces a serious problem: an alarming "knowledge loss" in the area of specialized machining.
Adm. Robert J . Natter relinquished command of the Navy's Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet to Adm. William J . Fallon in a ceremony to be held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Oct. 3. Fallon comes to Norfolk from Washington.
Having the right safety equipment aboard is the most effective way of reducing the life-threatening aspects of abandoning ship at sea. Add a thorough knowledge of survival techniques and the possibilities of living to tell about such an adventure increase dramatically.
Adm. John M. Will, USN (ret.), chairman of Arthur Tickle Engineering Works in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been elected chairman of the National Maritime Historical Society. He succeeds Rear Adm. Walter F. Schlech Jr., USN (ret.), of Annapolis, Md., who
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,
Public policy was the focus of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) activities in 1988. Led by a newly appointed Public Policy Committee, the association addressed several important issues relating to marine transportation.
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.