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,
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),
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,
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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