Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc. has signed a contract with Rederi AB Slite, one of the joint owners of Viking Line, to deliver a cruise ferry in the spring of 1990. The vessel, a sister ship to a ferry ordered last February, will be capable of carrying 2,
Paceco, Inc., a subsidiary of Fruehauf Corporation, recently completed its headquarters move from Alameda, Calif., to Gulfport, Miss. Paceco, a major designer and manufacturer of container handling cranes, has invested over $26 million in expanding and
Alstom installed its latest generation ALSPA drives in a new research vessel, which is being built by Alstom Leroux Naval, in Lorient, France. The deep sea research vessel, Pourquoi Pas, owned by Ifremer, will be the first ship to be fitted with
After two years of machinations within Congress, involving various federal agencies and with some input from the private sector, the United States finally has a Maritime Transportation Security Act. This measure, when fully implemented, will impose
The State of Alaska has awarded Willamette Iron & Steel Company, Portland, Ore., a $15,228,- 500 contract to lengthen and modernize the M/V Matanuska, an Alaska state ferry. Work will begin in October, with c o m p l e t i o n scheduled for May 1978.
—Literature Available Dampa, Inc. of Baltimore, Md., has been awarded a contract to furnish its marine designed joiner ceilings with lights, joiner bulkheads, floating floors, joiner doors, and related engineering for the 138-passenger United States-flagged luxury yacht,
The U.S. Navy and five military contractors are reportedly developing a $5-billion fleet of robotic minisubmarines for a number of import a n t Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), underwater intelligence and military missions. According to a recent report,
REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The year 1982 began with a relatively healthy amount of work in hand but a weak order book. CSSRA yard employment reached a 10-year high of 14,200 in March but by December this had become a 10-year low of 8,500, a drop of 5,700 people or 40 percent of the work force.
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a $3.5- million contract to Uniflite, Inc., Bellingham, Wash., for construction of 36-foot, Sea-Fox special warfare craft, including associated equipment, road trailers, and spare parts. The company
Ever since two enterprising reporters for the Baltimore Sun decided, in 1997. to take a closer look at ship scrapping, first at a Baltimore shipyard dismantling a Navy ship, and subsequently an in depth review of scrapping conditions in Alang, India,