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Largest U.S.-Built Hopper Dredge Launched At Avondale Shipyards

The largest hopper dredge ever built in the United States — the Stuyvesant — was launched at Avondale S h i p y a r d s recently. The oceangoing dredge is owned by Stuyvesant Dredging Co., a partnership formed by the subsidiaries of Zapata Corp.

 

NASSCO Begins Conversion Of First Maritime Pre-Positioning RO/RO

A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego initiated construction of a 126-foot midbody section for the first of three roll-on/roll-off (RO/ RO) ships that are being converted into Maritime Pre-Positioning Ships for charter to the U.

Transfer Vessel Coal M o n i t o r One Christened In N e w Orleans

In ceremonies conducted recently at the Poydras Street Wharf in New Orleans, Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., and P & C "Bituminous Coal" Inc. christened the Coal Monitor One, an innovative floating coal transfer vessel designed to bring

NCAA Chapter Awards Honorary Membership To Captain Barnaby

The Naval Air Development Center, Warminister, Pa. Chapter of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association recently awarded an honorary membership to Capt. Ralph S. Barnaby, USN (ret.). Captain Barnaby, now 87 years old, has had a long and intimate association

MESCO Awarded Three Contracts To Build Offshore Equipment

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company, Ltd. (MESCO) was recently awarded orders for a semisubmersible type and a jackup type offshore oil drilling rig, as well as a semisubmersible offshore accommodation platform. The order for the semisubmersible oil drilling rig was received,

D r i l l i n g Rig Delivered To M a r i n e Drilling Co. By Bethlehem Steel

Marine Drilling Company of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard recently commissioned a 200-foot mobile offshore drilling vessel. James C. Storm, president of Marine Drilling Company, said this jackup

Bollinger Restructures Management Team

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has promoted and/or assigned new responsibilities to the following members of its management team. Mike Ellis has been promoted to executive vice president and COO of the company. Ellis joined Bollinger in 1998 as CFO

The Irony Of Maritime Security

now appears that the 107th United States Congress will enact new maritime security legislation during a lame-duck session to be held this month. This is ironic since both Senate and the House of Representatives passed maritime security bills months ago,

Containerships: When Will One Engine Not Be Enough?

There is certainly no let-up yet in the containership ordering spree as charter rates scale new heights, carriers continue to report record results. The Howe Robinson Container Charter Index has climbed to a new record of 1588.4. up by just over 252% since its January 2002 low point of 451.

Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Names Principal Officers

The names of the principal officers of Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, the company that has acquired the assets of Sun Ship, Inc., have been announced. Ned Marandino has been appointed president of Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company. Mr. Marandino was

 
 
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