The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
Gulf Oil Corporation has acquired a newly developed oil recovery vessel for its deepwater oil terminal in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Besides requiring a highly effective oil recovery unit, Gulf also required a ship to patrol the waters near Whiddy Island,
Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc. of Pascagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $898,714 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture of four attack aircraft carrier propellers and an additional propeller for a Navy oiler. The carrier
Aquafacs Marine Technical Services of Boston, Mass., and Los Angeles, Calif., has been awarded the in-water inspection and maintenance repair contract for the U.S. Coast Guard District 1, covering Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Oerlikon Welding Industries, Houston, Texas, has announced the introduction of a new line of maintenance and repair electrodes designed to cater to the majority of the needs of fabricators. The range consists of two electrodes (Super-Tex and Cryo-Tex) for dissimilar metal welding,
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two contracts with the aggregate value of $3,244,414 for construction of 33 radio-controlled target boats and repair parts to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat and yacht manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash.