Despite a parceling of marine business to the Far East, the British commercial and naval marine construction base has fought to maintain an edge in certain niches. VT Halmatic has been one of the more progressive and aggressive British companies
The battleship Iowa (BB 61) arrived at Ingalis Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently for completion of her modernization and reactivation. The 58,000-ton ship had been in New Orleans, La., since September 1982, where Avondale Shipyards Inc.
Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd. of New York, exclusive agents in the U.S. for Astilleros Espanoles, S.A. (AESA), has announced the recent delivery of three major containership conversions by the Spanish shipbuilder's Cadiz yard. The vessels are
Bayou Black Shipyard of Gibson, La., recently delivered one of several 42-foot allaluminum crewboats — the Frontier I — to Frontier Marine of Morgan City, La. The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth midship of 6.5 feet.
Izar Sevilla delivered the ferry Tassili II to Algeria's Entreprise Nationale de Transport Maritime de Voyageurs (ENTMV). Tassili II is the first of the two sister vessels for ENTMV, with the second, dubbed El Djazair, scheduled for delivery in May 2005.
The Carthago Nova, a 272,000- dwt tanker launched August 7, 1976 in Spain at the Astilleros y Talleres del Noroeste, S.A., shipyard for Empresa Nacional del Petroleo, S.A., will be the first vessel to use a new Litton Industries' microprocessor-based