NASSCO Building 188,500-DWT Tankers For Alaskan Oil Trade

The first of two 188,500-deadweight- ton San Diego-Class tankers for long-term use by Shell Oil Company was floated out of the graving dock of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., on July 21, 1977. The two new ships,


Modern Collision Avoidance System Subject Of Symposium

A ship can complete its voyage more safely and with fewer maneuvers if it is equipped with a modern collision avoidance system, according to experimenters at the U.S. Maritime Administration's Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF).

Halter Delivers Two Crewboats For Service Offshore Brazil

The size of c r e w b o a t s has lengthened considerably as the search for oil and gas moves farther offshore and into rougher waters. Halter Marine's standard long-deck, 101-foot crewboats like the Capela and Atalaia are distinctive examples

Battleship Iowa Enters Ingalis Yard For Completion Of Reactivation And Modernization Contract

The battleship Iowa (BB 61) arrived at Ingalis Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently for completion of her modernization and reactivation. The 58,000-ton ship had been in New Orleans, La., since September 1982, where Avondale Shipyards Inc.

EDO Corporation Awarded $7-Million Foreign Order

EDO Corporation, College Point, N.Y. 11356, a pioneer designer and manufacturer of avionics, oceanographic and electronic equipment, has announced that it has increased its overseas business with the receipt of an order of slightly more than $7 million from a foreign customer.

Campbell Delivers Second Offshore Vessel To Biehl

Campbell Industries, P.O. Box 1870, San Diego, Calif. 92112, recently delivered the Biehl Traveler, second of two offshore tug/ supply ships built for Biehl Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas. Her maiden voyage will take her to the Gulf of Alaska,

Tracor And MBAssociates Executives Announce Completion Of Merger

Frank W. McBee Jr., president of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, and Robert Mainhardt, president of MBAssociates, San Ramon, Calif., have jointly announced the completion of the merger of MBAssociates (MBA) into a wholly owned subsidiary of Tracor.

Decca Marine To Market Sailor Radios In U.S. —Literature Available

ITT Decca Marine, Inc. has been appointed exclusive U.S. sales and service agent for the Sailor radio line manufactured by S.P. Radio A / S of Denmark. The first of the broad line of Sailor radios to be announced is the VHF radio Type RT144AC.

Tracor To Develop Japanese Tactical Support Center

Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has announced that its Applied Sciences Group has received an initial contract of approximately $1.1 million from Fujitsu Ltd., Japan, to develop a computerbased Tactical Support Center for the Japanese Maritime Defense Agency.

Dravo SteelShip To Build Two Cat-Powered Towboats For A&G Transportation

Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., has been awarded a contract to design and construct two 85-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot towboats for A&G Transportation Company of Chickasaw, Ala. The towboats are designed with an 8-foot draft and 26-foot eye level.

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