White House Names Hood To World Maritime University Board

The U.S. Department of State r e c e n t l y named Shipbuilders Council president Edwin M. Hood to a two-year term as U.S. representative on the board of governors of the new World Maritime University (WMU) established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency of the U.


Great Lakes/Great Rivers Section Hears Three Technical Papers During Fall Meeting In Ann Arbor

The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers convened its fall meeting at the Ann Arbor Inn in Ann Arbor, Mich. A record turnout for the Section of 266 participants made the occasion a very lively one.

Houma Fabricators A w a r d e d Contract For Vehicle-Passenger Ferry

Houma Fabricators, a division of L.O.R., Inc., has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 149-foot vehicle-passenger ferry for the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation. The vessel is 42 feet wide with a design draft of 3 feet 6 inches.

Appropriations Of $312 Million Requested For MarAd In FY 1993

For the Maritime Administration (MarAd), appropriations of $312 million are requested for FY 1993. Highlights of the MarAd budget include: Ready Reserve Forceā€”The $234-million funding is the same as the FY 1992 level. MarAd will maintain the

$5.3-Million Navy Support Contract Awarded To Tracor

Tracor Inc. has received a $5.3- million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for continued engineering and technical support for the U.S. Navy's strategic and attack submarine fleet. The contract work will be performed in the company's Applied Sciences Group operations in Rockville,

New Ferry Contract For Over $1-Million Awarded To Offshore Shipbuilding

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract "in excess of a million dollars" to Offshore Shipbuilding of Palatka, Fla., for the construction of a 250-passenger/ vehicle ferry. The contract is the second for a ferry

Metric Constructors Win $3.3-Million Contract

Metric Constructors, Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. has been awarded a $3,378,000 contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the construction of a new marine maintenance facility at Manns Harbor. State-owned vessels, including ferries,

Shipping Executives To Review Maritime Policy At Oakland Conference

Shipping industry leaders will gather at the rim of the Pacific Basin late this month to outline their views on the shape of a progressive national maritime policy at the 3rd Annual Port of Oakland International Transportation Conference Oct. 25 and 26.

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