Significant events occurred with keel-laying for the HMAS Adelaide at Todd Shipyards Corporation, Seattle Division, on July 29. This will be the first of two guided missile frigates (FFG-7 Class) which are being built especially for the Royal Australian Navy.
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.
The first of 10 Torpedo Weapons Retrievers (TWR) under contract at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wise., departed the shipyard recently for delivery to the Naval Sea Systems Command in Charleston, S.C. The TWR Class is an entirely
Alabama Shipyard, Inc. delivered Nicole Leigh Reinauer and RTC 135, an articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, built for Reinauer Transportation Companies of New York. Alabama Shipyard designed the 135,000 barrel, 460-ft. (140.2 m) double- hulled barge in compliance with OPA 90 regulations.
Bollinger Shipyards delivered a 254 ft. (77.4 m), 4,000-hp multi-service (MSV) for Oceaneering International, Houston, Texas. The vessel, which had its hull launching on Jan 1, was christened on May 19 by Cynthia Huber, wife of Dave Huber, director of deepwater projects, Mariner Energy.
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.
Swiftships, Inc., recently launched their first privately owned custom motoryacht, the Safe Conduct II, just 16 months after commencing construction. This is the first vessel of its size and type to be built in Louisiana. The overall length of the
As tensions ease abroad, the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defense readiness increases in importance. In addition, the service has a central role in several of the most crucial topics facing the U.S. today—marine safety, oil spill prevention and drug smuggling.
The saga of the now-defunct American Classic Voyages' U.S. Lines has seemingly come to a close with Northrop Grumman Corporation reaching an agreement on August 19 to sell all structures and material associated with the cruise vessel program at
Chesapeake S h i p b u i l d i n g of Salisbury, Md., has been awarded a contract with Star Line Corporation of Williamston, Mich., to design and build a full service restaurant vessel. Construction has begun on the 122-foot Star of Sanford which