Atlantic Marine, Inc., recently delivered a very special multipurpose tug, the Esso Santa Cruz, to Lago Oil and Transport Company, Limited of Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, an Exxon affiliate. The $4-million tug was built to stop and help maneuver to and from dockside VLCCs up to 400,
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,
A special double ceremony was recently held at what was formerly called the Port Allen River Plant in Baton Rouge, La., commemorating the renaming of the facility and the christening of its new floating drydock. Renamed the HBM River Plant, Inc.
John T. Gilbride Jr., general manager of Todd's Seattle yard, recently announced the promotions of Lawrence H. Hagen to director of industrial and public relations, and Dennis M. Plumb to personnel manager. Mr. Hagen has been employed continuously
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
Lips-Doran Company, a subsidiary of Lips Propeller Works of Drunen, the Netherlands, will establish one of its U.S. manufacturing and service facilities in Chesapeake, Va. Lips is one of the world's largest manufacturers of large monoblock propellers,
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Shipbuilder, Inc. (HUDSHIP), recently announced that he and Larry D. Hornbeck, president of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. of Galveston, Texas, have signed a contract for the construction
In June, 1981, Ohio River Company's Huntington, W.Va. coal transfer terminal began operating at a throughput of five million tons per year—up from an average of 3.5 million tons per year. The 75-percent-capacity increase was gained through a 19- month
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Maryland yard, Bethship-Sparrows Point, has signed a letter of intent with Morrison Knudsen to build the tunnel sections for the new thirdtunnel to be installed under Boston Harbor. The job will require 35 million pounds of steel.
Amidst record-breaking tanker lay-ups and depressed tanker demand, and despite forecasts of continuing glut of tankers, the world tanker fleet in 1975 increased by 15 percent to a record 5,092 tankers of 347 million deadweight tons, according to the "Analysis of World Tank Ship Fleet,