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.


BY backs S&T Ecomax Tanker Design

Innovation on the tanker front comes from many venues, and one of the latest — the Ecomax tanker design — is offered from the minds and experience of a pair of French companies, classification society Bureau Veritas and shipowner Services & Transport.

Sternwheeler 'Music City Queen7 Delivered By Marine Builders

The new 400-passenger Music City Queen (shown above) was christened recently in her home port of Nashville, Tenn., according to Dr. Hugh D. Claughton, owner and president of Belle Carol Riverboat Company of that city. His daughter, Carol Ann Claughton, was the vessel's sponsor.

Swiftships Delivers M / V C/Wanderer To Co-Mar Offshore Corporation

The M/V C/Wanderer is a new crew/supply vessel designed and built by Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The all-aluminum craft is operated by Co-Mar Offshore C o r p o r a t i o n of Morgan City, and is the 29th vessel Co- Mar or affiliated companies have taken delivery from Swiftships,

Kockums Profit Continues With Backlog of Orders Worth SEK 4,700 Million

As of the first eight months of this year, Kockums AB of Malmo, Sweden shows a surplus of SEK 31 million (last year 39+ million) and expects a surplus for the entire year equal to that of 1982 (SEK 56 million). The eight-month report indicates

Schichau Seebeckwerft Delivers Gas Carrier

The Geeste yard of Schichau Seebeckwerft AG recently delivered the ethylene gas carrier Etagas to Sloman Neptun, Bremen, West Germany. The Etagas has an overall length of 439-1/2 feet, molded breadth of 61 feet, draft of 27 feet and deadweight tonnage of 8,500 tons.

Two Lightships Ordered For A u s t r a l i a n Waters

Two 23-meter (about 75-foot) long lightships are to be built at Ocean Shipyards, Fremantle, Western Australia, for the Australian Department of Transport at a cost of 2.4-million Australian dollars. On completion, scheduled in 1982, one will be stationed at the Carpentaria Shoal,

Herman Of Mobil Shipping Named Chairman Of AIMS—Lengyel Remains President

Albert J. Herman, vice president of Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company, a subsidiary of Mobil Oil Corporation, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for a one-year term. A graduate

Miles Heads Barber Blue Sea Activities In North America

Raymond R. Miles, executive vice president of Barber Blue Sea (BBS), has moved to New York to assume the additional responsibility of the ocean carrier's North American activities. He had been working at the company's headquarters in Oslo. Announcing the appointment,

Argent To Reactivate LNG Carrier

Argent Marine Services, owner of LNG carrier Arzew, has reached an agreement of a time charter with a Shell company. In connection with this agreement, Argent will refurbish and reactivate Arzew for recommission. A sistership of the recently redeployed LNG Delta was constructed as a U.

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