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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,

 

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.

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.

Fast Navy Supply Ship Capella Dedicated At Pennsylvania Shipbuilding

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,

Johnson & Towers Named Alco Diesel Distributor —Literature Offered

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.

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

SNAME Southeast Section Holds General Meeting

A general meeting of the Southeast Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held recently at the Jacksonville Hilton, Jacksonville, Fla. The theme of the meeting was the conversion and repair of the cruise ship M/V Skyward, operated by Norwegian Caribbean Lines.

I neat Confirms U.S. Military Contract

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

MarAd Approves Title XI Application For 86 Barges, Towboats Jeffboat, Toutant

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.

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

 
 
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