The first of the U.S. Navy's new class of fast supply ships, the USNS Capella, was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chester, Pa. U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (RPA), was the keynote speaker; his wife, Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Specter,
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,
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.
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.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application from American Commercial Lines, Inc., Houston, Texas, for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing or refinancing two towboats and 86 hopper barges. The vessels were built by Jeffboat, Inc.
Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel engine specialist headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., has been appointed a distributor for the Alco Power Boss line of large diesels ranging from 675 to 4,500 bhp, according to Peter M. Johnson, J & T executive vice president.
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
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
Incat has confirmed a contract with the U.S. Military. Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting arm that will lease the craft from Bollinger/Incat USA, LLC, Lockport, La., to support U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Command. The craft
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,