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MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,

 

Avondale Christens Replenishment Fleet Oil Building For U.S. Navy

The third in a series of six fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy was christened recently by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. in ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. The new ship, the John Lenthall (T-AO- 189),

McDermott To Build $6-Million Matson Container Barge

A unique 350-foot self-loading barge for Matson Navigation Company's interisland cargo service in Hawaii will be built by Mc- Dermott, Inc., of Louisiana, at a cost of nearly $6 million. The barge will have capacity to carry 216 containers of various sizes,

Get Ready for the New OPA 90

For Ship Owners, Choosing The Right Salvage Engineer Will Be Key Ship owners take notice. The USCG has updated OPA 90*, with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that outlines the expansion of the salvage and firefighting response requirements of the

Ports '92 Conference To Be Held July 20-22 In Seattle, Wash.

The American Society of Civil Engineers, in conjunction with the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses recently announced that the Ports '92 Conference will be held July 20-22, 1992, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

All the Men in the Sea

Author's Introduction: One of the most exciting rescues in history took place when Derrick Lay Barge 269 sank during Hurricane Roxanne in the Gulf of Mexico in 1995. Two hundred and thirty men threw themselves into thirty- and forty-foot seas,

Zidell Repairing Three Coast Guard Vessels At Total Cost Of $1 Million

Three U.S. Coast Guard ships were moored at docks of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently for regular maintenance and repair. One, the buoy tender Iris will also have its entire electrical system replaced, necessitated by a fire at

U.S. Shipyards Receive Contracts For 25 Ships- January To October '78

On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.

Research Report — Shipboard Piloting Expert System — N o w Available

MarAd completed a research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., to develop, design and evaluate an expert system for use as a decision support tool for shipboard pilots and navigation officers. The effort was jointly funded with the U.

Tulsa Port Of Catoosa Sets Tonnage Record

June tonnages at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa set an all-time record for a one-month period, according to figures released by port director Harley Ladd. During June, the port recorded 136,412 tons of cargo moving in and out of the port, surpassing the

 
 
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