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,
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.
A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, initiated construction of the second of three 37,500-dwt product carriers being built for Union Oil Company of California. E.P. Barnett, vice president,
Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc. has approved a new vessel construction program for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. This is the company's third such program since its inception five years ago — the first two were seven and six vessel programs, respectively.
Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after
The Maritime Administration has awarded an $18,396,652 contract to Dillingham Ship Repair of Portland, Ore., for the conversion of a National Defense Reserve Fleet containership into the third in a series of U.S. Navy Auxiliary Crane Ships (T-ACS).
The ore carrier, Kamora, was recently launched at the Benoi Road facility of Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singmarine Industries Limited. The contract, worth about $5.4 million, was awarded by Freeport Indonesia, Inc.
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.