The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.
Austal USA in Mobile, Ala., has progressed steadily with its 82-ft. (24.9-m) High Speed Catamaran, which was designed specifically for the U.S. market. Being built alongside the two 150-ft. (45.7- m) Crew/Supply Monohulls for Otto Can dies LLC, the 82-ft.
Naval shipyards have been in operation in the U.S. for over 180 years and, with the private sector, share the mission of providing adequate naval and maritime resources to meet national defense requirements in times of peace and conflict. These shipyards
Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW) of Bath, Maine, one of the country's leading shipbuilders, has been purchased by private investors led by Gibbons, Green, van Amerongen, Ltd., a diversified investment banking firm based in New York. BIW was formerly owned by Congoleum Corporation,
The "Largest Cruise Ship in the History of Italian Shipping" The board of Costa Crociere on January 19 approved the issue of a letter of intent for the construction of a new ship at Finantieri. Value of the order is about $450 million. The 951-ft.
Austal USA is building, and they ... meaning customers and new workers ... are coming. With a company built to build speed, one would expect a non-stop flurry of activity to be the hallmark of the manufacturing facility. Quite the contrary. Upon coming to Mobile, Ala.
Shipbuilding leaders convened in Washington, D.C. recently to discuss the means and methods to propel the U.S. shipbuilding market at the dawn of the new millennium. Under the auspices of seeking a candid and creative discussion regarding the country's shipbuilding future, the U.