Swiftships, Inc. Receives Contract For Two Additional MTU-Powered Ferries

Swiftships, Inc., Morgan City, La., has contracted to deliver two additional passenger ferries to Turista Margarita of Porta La Cruz, Venezuela. A similar vessel was previously purchased from Swiftships and is now in operation from the Venezuelan


Crowley Launches Refurbishment Of 25 Seagoing Tugs

Crowley Liner Services has launched a major refurbishment of 25 seagoing tugs to extend their lives at least another 15 years. These U.S.-flagged. Invader- Class vessels, each of which is crewed by six seamen, are widely used through- out the Crowley system for a variety of jobs,

Keppel to Deliver Maersk Rig Early

Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) will deliver a new generation semi-submersible rig to Maersk Contractors in mid August 2003 - two weeks ahead of schedule. The rig was named Lider in a ceremony that was held at Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

HUD Nears Completion Of $80 M i l l i on Conversion Of Bulk Carrier To Drillship For Australia

Hongkong United Dockyards' (HUD) largest ship conversion contract is nearing completion at the company's Tsing Yi Island yard. The $30-million one-year contract, due to be completed in the third quarter of 1982, is for the conversion of an 18,949-dwt bulkcarrier into a sophisticated 9,

Todd's Naval Shipbuilding Backlog Now Totals One-Half Billion Dollars

Todd Shipyards Corporation has been awarded contracts by the U.S. Navy to build, under the Navy's fiscal 1977 program, an additional five guided-missile frigates, FFG-7 class (See MARITIME REPORTER / Engineering News issue of March 15, 1977). The

NASSCO Lands $68 Million Continuous Maintenance

NASSCO has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for continuous maintenance of the DD-963 and CG-47 ships homeported in San Diego. The contract, which includes the initial year and four one-year options, is valued at approximately $68 million.

NASSCO Awarded $174 Million To Build Destroyer Tender

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new "Gompers Class" Destroyer Tender (AD-43) by the U.S. Navy for a target price of approximately $174 million. The contract

Navy Awards $276-Million Contract To Todd For Three Additional FFGs

Todd S h i p y a r d s Corporation has been awarded a $276-million contract to build three more FFG- 7 class g u i d e d - m i s s i l e frigates (FFG-51, 52, and 54) for the U.S. Navy. Two will be constructed by the Los Angeles Division in San Pedro

Navy Awards NASSCO $14 Million For Overhaul Of Tank Landing Ship

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company of San Diego (NASSCO) has announced that a contract option for approximately $14 million has been exercised by the U.S. Navy for the regular overhaul of the tank landing ship USS Bristol County (LST- 1198).

Burrard Yarrows Announces Two Senior Appointments

Burrard Yarrows Corporation of Vancouver, Canada, recently announced two new senior appointments. Dennis Hall has been appointed director of technical services covering both BYC's Vancouver and Victoria divisions. Roland Webb has been named superintendent,

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