The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission combat ship that will revolutionize the way the U.S. Navy builds and fights ships.
A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa. 19013, has formed a new department — New Construction Estimating, Budgeting & Cost Analysis — and appointed H. Peirce Brawner Jr. manager of the new department, reporting to the president. The new
Airfilco Engineering, Inc. of New Orleans, La., has recently been awarded the contract to furnish four Airfilco Inert Gas Systems for the Maritime Overseas Corp. tankers under construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, Calif.
At the Shipbuilders Council of America's 56th Annual Meeting, the following Board of Directors was elected to serve for a period of one year: Paul E. Atkinson, Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.; Bernard J. Bannan, Western Gear Corporation; William C.
Palmer Johnson Savannah and Atlantic Dry Dock Corp. have entered into a joint effort via a letter of intent for the establishment of Palmer Johnson @ Atlantic (PJA) on the site of the 60- acre Atlantic Shipyard facility near Jacksonville, Fla.
LeBeouf Bros. Towing Co., one of the better-known marine transportation companies operating on the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast, has evolved into one of the fastest growing, diversified organizations in the marine industry. As a result of this growth,
Southwest Marine, San Pedro Division, has been awarded a $1.24-million contract by the Military Sealift Command, Pacific, for the drydocking and lay-up of the USNS Comet. The 449-foot-long Comet, a T-AKR with a gross tonnage of 13,793 tons, will