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Newport News Signs Letter Of Intent To Build 600,000-DWT Nuclear-Propelled Tankers

The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.

 

CAB Develops Portable Steel Grit Recovery System —Free Literature Offered

Complete Abrasive Blasting Systems, Inc. (CAB) of Kent, Wash., recently announced that the first portable manual air blast application of a skid-mounted steel grit recovery system f or field use has been delivered and is in service successfully.

Bay Shipbuilding Delivers The 'Energy Freedom'—First Of New Fleet Planned By Universal American

Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., r e c e n t l y d e l i v e r ed ahead of schedule the 550-foot Energy Freedom to Universal American Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. The Energy Freedom was d e s i g n e d ,

A Naval Architect's Look At Design Trends

Reading tea leaves on a boat underway is an exercise in frustration because just as the leaves start to settle, another wave comes along and changes the picture. Similarly, trying to foresee trends in the marine industry. Just as you see things shaping up,

LiCausi Establishes New Boiler Consultant Firm

A.C. LiCausi, Inc., a marine and industrial boiler consultant firm serving the maritime and industrial boiler user, has been formed in New Orleans, La., by A.C. LiCausi, president of the firm. A 1951 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, Mr.

MarAd Awards Contracts Totaling $2.7 Million For Repairs To RRF Ships

The Maritime Administration has awarded three contracts totaling some $2.7 million for repairs to three ships in the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). The RRF is a special component of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. Merchant vessels in this category are funded by the U.

Government To Charge Cruise Lines For Sanitary Inspections

According to a recent report, beginning this month, charges from $1,075 to $4,300 will be levied by the U.S. Government for each required sanitary inspection of a passenger cruise ship. Several cruise lines objected to the fees, contending that

CF Industries Names R.A. Wilson To Head Transportation Group

CF Industries, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of basic chemical fertilizers, has named Richard A. Wilson to head its newly formed transportation management group. According to a statement by D.V. Borst, executive vice president and general manager,

Marathon Manufacturing Adds $61 Million To Drilling Rig Backlog

Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, has announced that with firm construction contracts negotiated in August f o r four of its offshore jackup drilling rigs, a total of $61 million has been added to its marine construction backlog.

Port Weller Awarded $10-Million Conversion

A $10-million contract to convert the St. Lawrence Navigator from an oceangoing to a Great Lakes bulk carrier has been awarded to Port Weller Dry Docks by Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. of Toronto, Canada. The work, to be known as Hull 66, will begin in August 1979,

 
 
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