Spiegel Grove: Saved to be Sunken

It was supposed to be the world's largest artificial coral reef for scuba diving, located off the coast of Key Largo. More than eight years ago, a group of divers from the area devised a plan to sink a 510 f t . < 155.4-m) retired Dock Landing Ship (LSD) to the bottom of 130 f t (39.


Northrop Grumman Christens San Antonio

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector christened LPD 17 San Antonio on July 19, 2003, at the company's Avondale operations near New Orleans, La. The 684-ft. (208.4-m), 25,000- ton San Antonio is first of 12 in a new class of amphibious transport dock ships being built for the U.

Tracor Marine Awarded $6-Million Contract To Convert AT&T Cable Ship

Tracor Marine of Port Everglades, Fla., a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., has received a contract that will bring the company $6 million over the next 12 months from Transoceanic Cable Ship Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. The award was announced by William C.

Lerchbacker Puts Austal USA on the Fast Track

When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

CP Propeller Order To Tacoma Boat/Escher Wyss For Alaska Patrol Vessel

Tacoma Boat / Escher Wyss, Tacoma, Wash., a subsidiary of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, was recently awarded a $336,175 contract by Nichols Bros. Boat Builders, Inc., Freeland, Wash, to supply two 60-inch-diameter, Tacoma Boat/Escher Wyss controllable- pitch

The Rolls-Royce Design Solution

Rolls-Royce has won contracts worth $76 million to supply design and equipment packages for nine offshore service vessels, which will be built in four different shipyards for owners in Brazil. France, Norway and the U.S. The ship designs and packages

CE&MCO Receives Order For Three Portainers From Maersk Container

Coast Engineering & Manufacturing Company (CE&MCO), formerly PACECO, Inc., recently received an order for three 50-longton- capacity PACECO Portainers from Maersk Container Service Co., Inc. The post-Panamax cranes will be designed and manufactured

ASRY Readies Facilities For Increased Demand

ASRY is gearing up for an upswing in the international shipyard market after reporting an increase of 20 percent in orders throughout the last quarter. The total number of vessels scheduled to spend time at the yard now exceeds 100 for the year — based on current market indications.

O&K Will Build Hopper Dredge For Indonesia

O&K Orenstein & Koppel Aktiengesellschaft of Lubeck, West Germany, has received an order for the construction of a hopper suction dredge with a hopper capacity of 4,000 cubic meters. The order was placed by the Ministry of Transport, Communications,

C h e v r o n Selects Elinca System For 5 Ships — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le

The Elinca marine growth and corrosion control system, marketed in North America by Blume Worldwide Services, Scarsdale, N.Y., has been selected by Chevron Shipping Company, San Francisco, for protection of the main seawater service systems and condensers on five VLCCs operated by the firm.

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