The teaming of Austal Ships and Bender Shipbuilding to construct, from the ground up, a world-class aluminum vessel construction facility in Mobile, Ala., highlights the level of investment mid-tier U.S. yards have made in the past five years. Austal,
A special double ceremony was recently held at what was formerly called the Port Allen River Plant in Baton Rouge, La., commemorating the renaming of the facility and the christening of its new floating drydock. Renamed the HBM River Plant, Inc.
Bisso Marine Company, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently completed a four-year contract with Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport, La., and also successfully completed the task of lifting the USS Aquila PHM-4 to a high cradle position on
John T. Gilbride Jr., general manager of Todd's Seattle yard, recently announced the promotions of Lawrence H. Hagen to director of industrial and public relations, and Dennis M. Plumb to personnel manager. Mr. Hagen has been employed continuously
In a move which effectively creates a defense and marine naval construction giant, Northrop Grumman Corp. and Litton Industries jointly announced late last month that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire
Bollinger Shipyards delivered the Jonathan Rozier, the third of four 207-ft. (63 m), 4,750 bhp supply boats to Tidewater, Inc. This vessel follows the Lousteau Tide and Deville Tide. Bollinger's new 220 class offshore support vessels (OSV). designed for Tidewater.
Atlantic Sandblasting & Coatings, Inc. was recently awarded a sandblasting and coatings contract for a total of 14 ships by PEMEX and Sociedad Civil Seccion of Mexico. The first ship of a total of 14, the Plan de Guadalupe, arrived in Tampa, Fla.
As part of a comprehensive cost reduction program, American Classic Voyages (AMCV) announced in June that it would eliminate 70 full-time positions form its shore-based staff of 470 full-time personnel. The cuts are also attributed to the fact that the company,
Bath Iron Works' Bath, Maine, record-breaking work backlog passed the half-billion-dollar mark with the recent announcement of a firm $150-million Navy fixedprice incentive award to the shipyard for three more guided-missile frigates in the FFG-7
To integrate all aspects of new Naval construction in its Seattle, Wash., and Los Angeles, Calif., Divisions under previously announced contracts of over onehalf billion dollars, Todd Shipyards Corporation will establish a wholly owned subsidiary