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,
The third tanker to be built in Canada for Cuba was commissioned July 12 at the shipyard of Marine Industrie Limitee of Tracy near Sorel, Quebec, following a week of successful sea trials. In a ceremony attended by top executives of the Cuban Shipping Line,
Singapore, once revered for its seem- ingly insurmountable edge in the ship repair and conversion business, has fall en on harder times in recent years. The forces which have slowed the area's break-neck pace of expansion and dom- inance are not
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News, Va., launched and christened the U.S. Navy's newest Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), at recent ceremonies at the yard. JoAnn Webb, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, James H.
A contract to build three double-ended RoRo Ferries for the Canadian Shipping Company British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has been won by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The total value of the contracts is approximately $325 million Canadian.
The Fourth British Columbia Towboat Industry Conference will be held at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, March 21-22, 1980. The theme of the conference this year will be "The Tug and its Environment." The meeting will be sponsored by the Council of Marine Carriers and B.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,
Bayou Black Shipyard of Gibson, La., recently delivered the 42-foot aluminum crewboat "Sundance Horizon" (shown above) to Sundance Marine of Houston. The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth midship of 6.5 feet. The
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that a shipyard is responsible under products liability for poor construction. In the instant case, the shipyard contracted to enlarge a container ship by fabricating and inserting a new mid-body.