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Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Nuclear Submarine

The Atlanta (SSN 712), shown above, the 31st nuclear-powered submarine to be built by Newport News Shipbuilding, was launched during recent ceremonies at the shipyard. U.S. Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia was the principal speaker. His wife, Colleen, was the ship's sponsor.

 

Two Hitachi Yards Deliver Bulker And Product Carrier

Hitachi Zosen and an affiliated yard recently completed two ships for Liberian owners. Hitachi's Maizuru yard delivered the 27,916-dwt bulk carrier O Sole Mio to Stellar Shipping Corporation. She is designed to carry grain and/or lumber, as well as heavy cargoes like steel coils.

New Crew/Supply Vessel 'Audrey' Powered By Four MTU Diesels

Several years ago, naval architect Peter W. Sachse, owner of PSO Marine Transport, Inc. of Houston, foresaw a need for faster, better-designed crew/supply boats to serve the growing offshore oil industry. In 1977 he introduced just such a vessel,

U.S. NAVY SHIP MAINTENANCE AND MODERNIZATION

Each quarter IMA prepares an update on developments in the Navy ship maintenance and modernization market. This article is an excerpt from the most recent update prepared exclusively for publication only in Maritime Reporter. FY 1987 Budget Request The President's budget requests $6.

Plans For Five Ships Finalized In ACL Vessel Replacement Program

Atlantic Container Line's British s h a r e h o l d e r , the Cunard Steam-Ship Company, reached agreement recently with British Shipbuilders to build a new ship at Swan Hunter Shipyard of Newcastle for delivery in the first half of 1984. The

Bergesen Heads Firm Seeking To Purchase Boston Navy Yard

Gerald W. Bush, Boston's commerce and manpower director, has announced that a newly formed corporation headed by a former General Dynamics executive is seeking to acquire the facilities of the Boston Naval Shipyard and the South Boston Naval Annex

Standards for A New Era

One of the most respected names in the development of vessel designs suited to volume demand and series production, and still widely identified with the 'Liberty' ship replacement era, GTR Campbell Marine Consultants has fostered new links with the industry in China.

Container Market Pauses

Early last year, "experts" were warning of a prolonged slump in the box trades, fueled by reckless over-ordering by irresponsible carriers and shipbuilders offering special deals on price. Howe Robinson's Container Index had sunk to a low point

World And U.S. Bulk Shipping

For the first time, H.P. Drewry (Shipping Consultants) Limited will hold seminars in the United States, at which time the firm's directors will share with U.S. maritime executives their expertise and worldwide knowledge. In order to tailor the seminars to the needs of the U.

Surge In Demand Forseen For Chemical Tankers

A growth in the demand for chemical tankers is possible dur- ing the next few years if the large number of export-oriented petrochemical projects now under construction come on stream as expected. A report from Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd.

 
 
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