New Coast Guard Rescue Vessel Built By Textron Marine Successfully Completes First Test

The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans.


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The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,

Todd Seattle Lays Keel For Guided Missile Frigate —FFG-10 Is First In A Multi-Ship Navy Program

Keel-laying ceremonies for the first guided missile frigate (FFG-7 Class) follow-on ship was held April 29 at Todd Shipyards, Seattle (Wash.) Division. This ship, designated FFG-10, is the first in a multi-ship Navy program which may run through the next 10 years.

Nichols Brothers Delivers High-Speed Army Catamaran For Use In Marshall Islands

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817

MarAd Publishes Std. Specifications For Diesel Ship Construction

The Maritime Administration has released "Standard Specifications for Diesel Merchant Ship Construction," a publication intended to provide guidance to the maritime industry for the preparation of specifications for ships with medium-speed diesel propulsion plants.

Los Angeles Shipyard Corporation Looks To Lease Todd Facility

Reports It Will Build Two Tankers For OSCO Los Angeles Shipyard Corporation, based in San Pedro, Calif., recently announced it had secured its first production contract and has been awarded the exclusive negotiating rights from the Port of Los Angeles

ITT Antarctic Seeks Bids For Charter/Purchase Of Icebreaker For NSF

ITT Antarctic Services, Inc., under contract to the National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs, is seeking the charter/purchase of an icebreaking research vessel to operate in the Antarctic and southern ocean waters in support of the U.

Trinity Marine Wins $9-Million Contract To Build Matson Barge

Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., has been awarded a $9-million contract to design and build a 345-foot, Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO/RO) barge for Matson Navigation Co., Inc., San Francisco, Calif. The triple-deck, covered vessel will be

NASSCO Hosts Workshop On Computerized Cost Estimating For Shipbuilding

The National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently hosted a workshop in San Diego for members of the Institute for Research and Engineering for Automation and P r o d u c t i v i t y in Shipbuilding (IREAPS) to" provide a detailed explanation

Jacksonville Shipyards Awarded $2.5 Million To Repair Pemex Ship

Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc. (JSI), Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded its largest contract since reopening, worth about $2.5 million, to repair the Petroleos Mexicanos S.A. (Pemex) ship Cantarell, which was damaged by an explosion last year.

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