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.
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently turned over the mine countermeasures ship Patriot (MCM-7) to the U.S. Navy. The event is the last significant milestone for the MCM-7 and marks the culmination of 10 years of Marinette Marine
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,
Riding the often tumultuous wares of freight rate boom and bust, Curacao Drydock has carved a unique niche of business in this Caribbean paradise. Since August 2000 the Curacao Drydock Company started to feel the effect of an improving cargo market.
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
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.
Keppel Philippines Shipyard, Inc. (KPSI) has enhanced its capability by adding a new 20,000-deadweight ton floating drydock to its facilities. The firm now has three docks, two others with capacities of 6,000 dwt each. Named Keppel Floating Dock No.
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.
The Singapore shipyard of Pan- United Shipping Pte Ltd., has secured its first major construction contract this year to build a 12,400- dwt clean product tanker. The contract was awarded by local tanker owner and operator, Petroships Pte Ltd. The clean product tanker,
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