"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.
The appointment of William Hamilton as assistant general manager at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's San Francisco, Calif., Shipyard was announced by Gayne Y. Marriner, general manager of the shipyard. Prior to this promotion, Mr. Hamilton had been general superintendent at the yard.
A 120,000-deadweight-ton tanker was christened at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., on June 3, 1978, by Mrs. Roger Bexon before an audience of several thousand shipyard workers and their families. Mrs. Bexon, the wife of a senior SOHIO official,
Shipbuilding in the Sestri Ponente shipyard started at the beginning of the 1800s, and has created arguably some of the more outstanding cruise vessels to sail the world's seas. The shipyard covers an area of approximately 248,000 sq. m., of which 81,000 are covered.
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has announced two multimillion-dollar projects for the firm's Berkley plant: Norshipco has signed a contract in excess of 15 million dollars with the Brazilian shipyard Ishikawajima do Brasil-Estaleiros S.
Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., on September 14, laid the keel of the first of three ultra large crude oil carriers (ULCCs), the largest merchant vessels ever to be constructed in this country. The giant ships, to be built in the new Commercial Yard's 1,
Santa Fe Drilling Company has ordered a second $80-million allweather, semisubmersible drilling unit, bringing to $442 million the value of new drilling equipment on order. E.L. Shannon Jr., chairman of the parent Santa Fe International Corporation,
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.
Contracts were signed on December 22, 1977, for the subsidized construction of a self-propelled, roll - on / roll - off (ro / ro) barge vessel at Seatrain Shipbuilding Corp., New York, N.Y. The negotiated fixed-price of the commercial vessel is $12,796,324.