Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently delivered the Moku Pahu, a 113-foot 6-inch Catug, to the California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. of San Francisco, Calif. A Catug is the catamaran style propulsion unit in an integrated tug/barge system.
Meyer Werft marked its re-entrance into the international ferry business with the delivery of the 41,000-gt RoRocruise ferry Pont-Aven for Brittany Ferries. In summer. Pont-Aven will provide daily service sailing at 27 knots between France and England and between England and Spain.
Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.
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.
The international problem of a decreasing world's fuel supply, as both demand and cost are increasing, will be addressed by the maritime community in a symposium, to be presented by the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has reopened its Madisonville, La., shipyard to begin construction on 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind. John Dane III, president of the Trinity Marine Group that includes Equitable,
The first U.S. Navy surface warship to be named in commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama was christened at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The ship, officially named Mobile Bay (CG-53),
Fifth San Antonio Class Ship to be Named New York At a ceremony held on September 7, 2002, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York Harbor, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the fifth ship of
GE Marine Engines has received partial funding from Ingalls Shipbuilding to begin the engineering work on equipment to be used on the U.S. Navy's eighth LHD Wasp-class large-deck, multipurpose amphibious assault ship. Measuring 844 ft. (257.2 m), the vessels displace 40,500 tons.
Fabricating and transferring of ships and drill rigs using special Hydranautics hydraulic systems equipment has begun at Rauma Repola's Mantyluoto yard in Pori, Finland. The equipment permits ships of 8,500 tons steel weight to be constructed on land in sections,