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Multi-Purpose Mobilization Ship

One of the Maritime Administration's (MarAd) missions is to provide shipping capability during a declared national emergency. As one part of this mission MarAd has identified the need to have "on-the-shelf" plans and specifications f o r designs which will satisfy shipping requirements.

 

Bell Aerospace A w a r d e d $ 1 0 2 M i l l i on To Build Six M o r e LCACs For U.S. N a v y

Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron,

Derecktor Expansion in Bridgeport Extends Capabilities

The expansion of fast ferry building facilities has taken another gigantic step on the U.S. East Coast. In concert with a beehive of new capacity construction down south, Derecktor Shipyards recently announced that it has completed construction on a 45,000 sq.

Eastern Marine Contracted To Build Scallop Trawler

Eastern Marine, Inc., the diversified Floridabased shipbuilding firm, recently signed a contract with James A. Odlin, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to build an 88-foot steel scallop trawler vessel. This latest addition, which will join Odlin's fleet in early 1986, has been designed by John W.

Two-Stroke Milestones

Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean

Resilient Dutch Network

As a bastion of ship production in the under 10,000-dwt-vessel range, the industry in the northern Netherlands continues to demonstrate true global competitiveness in its chosen fields of endeavor. While much of European shipbuilding bewails the intensified onslaught from the Orient,

1981 RTCM ASSEMBLY

Memphis-April 27-29 The Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services (RTCM) will hold its 1981 Assembly Meeting April 27-29 at the Rivermont Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tenn. The American River Pilots Association is scheduled to participate. The

Chemical Tanker Demand Subject Of MarAd Study

The Maritime Administration has awarded a $226,000 contract to International Maritime Associates, Inc. (IMA), a Washington, D.C. management consulting and planning firm, to study future demand for product and chemical tankers. Participating with IMA in the project are Chem Systems,

M a r A d W i l l Sponsor C o a l - F i r i n g Seminar

The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a seminar on "Coal- Firing Technology for the Maritime Fleet" on May 19, 1980, at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York City. "The enormous i n c r e a s e s in ships' fuel costs and the increasing dependence

Bates To Retire As ACL Chairman At End Of '83, —Koch Named Successor

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) announced recently that Philip Bates will retire as chairman and chief executive of Atlantic Container Line Services, Limited, Southampton, U.K., on December 31, 1983. Bengt Koch will succeed Mr. Bates. "The orders

 
 
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