Swann Oil, Inc., an independent marketer of industrial fuel oils, recently announced the successful completion of sea trials and the formal christening of its wholly owned ocean tanker, the M/V Dolores Swann. The M/V Dolores Swann was constructed in Saint John,
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corp. (Norshipco) of Norfolk, Va., recently used its 950- foot floating drydock "Titan" in a unique operation to help in the construction of a new tunnel under the Elizabeth River — in addition to the drydock's normal ship repair function.
The teaming of Austal Ships and Bender Shipbuilding to construct, from the ground up, a world-class aluminum vessel construction facility in Mobile, Ala., highlights the level of investment mid-tier U.S. yards have made in the past five years. Austal,
As part of his participation in the bicentennial celebration of the Battle of Yorktown, Va., that ended the Revolutionary War, President Reagan authorized the start of hull construction on a new U.S. Navy cruiser to be named Yorktown (CG 48). In the upper photo,
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 paint department at Pascagoula, Miss.-based Ingalls Shipbuilding has developed an innovative method of accomplishing business in surface preparation and painting process — saving the U.S. Navy on ship upkeep and maintenance. The main premise
Atlantic Sandblasting & Coatings, Inc. was recently awarded a sandblasting and coatings contract for a total of 14 ships by PEMEX and Sociedad Civil Seccion of Mexico. The first ship of a total of 14, the Plan de Guadalupe, arrived in Tampa, Fla.
After evaluating several alternatives, Celebrity Cruises has decided to drydock its innovative gas turbine propelled ship, Millennium, this November to perform work on the vessel's stern hull design. Newport News Shipbuilding has reportedly won the contract, as announced at www.
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers gathered recently at the Harbor House to hear a paper by D.W. Czimmek and L.W. Sandor titled, "Economic and Technical Feasibility of Copper-Nickel Sheathing of Ship Hulls.
Jered Industries, 1300 South Coolidge Road, Birmingham, Mich. 48008, have recently been awarded two major contracts for their vacuum flush sewage handling system. The total value of the contracts are in excess of $2,000,000. Both systems comply with