Many people, in shipyards and the Navy alike, consider the ship's Halon fire-control system to be among the most critical piping systems on any vessel. Important because in case of a ship fire, the survivability of everything onboard will ultimately
"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
An updated, input-output, economic analysis of America's maritime industries just released by the Commerce Department's Maritime Administration indicates that each dollar in sales by the U.S. merchant marine adds another $3.81 to the national economy.
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders. The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar,
A new major shipyard, Euroasia, is to be formed in Hong Kong between the C.Y. Tung Group, Chung Wah and A & P Appledore International Ltd. on Tsing Yi Island. Euroasia will incorporate the ship repair business of the Overseas Shipyard Corporation,
Genstar Limited, Montreal, Canada, has announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, subject to obtaining approvals from necessary government or regulatory authorities.
Contracts were signed on December 22, 1977, for the subsidized construction of a self-propelled, roll - on / roll - off (ro / ro) barge vessel at Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp., New York, N.Y. The negotiated fixed-price of the commercial vessel is $12,796,324.
International management consultants H.B. Maynard and Company, Inc., 60 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, have designed a development plan for the DIANCA Naval Shipyard at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to increase shipyard capacity substantially over the next two years.