The last of four roll-on/roll-off cargo ships built by Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for States Steamship Company of San Francisco, Calif., was launched on December 21, 1976. Named the S/S Illinois, the 684-foot vessel is part
Bath Iron Works' Bath, Maine, record-breaking work backlog passed the half-billion-dollar mark with the recent announcement of a firm $150-million Navy fixedprice incentive award to the shipyard for three more guided-missile frigates in the FFG-7
The award of contracts to develop concept designs for strategic sealift medium-speed, roll-on/rolloff ships of two sizes, 950 feet and 700 feet, was recently announced by the U.S. Navy. Nine shipyards received contracts, each of which carries a value of about $250,000.
The Maritime Subsidy Board and the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs have taken actions to approve the trade-in by American Export Lines, Inc. (AEL) of three Mariner vessels against the cost of constructing two new containerships which
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 55 vessels worldwide in September, totaling 1,129,407 deadweight tons or 611,884 gross tons. The vessels classed during the month included two very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one selfelevating drilling