Shipyard News
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Thursday sought an explanation as to why the budget request for the U.S. Coast Guard no longer recommends funding for National Security Cutters (NSCs) Nos. 7 and 8, vessels…
In conjunction with prime contractor BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama, Austal USA, has completed a  four month drydocking and shipyard availability for the Sea Fighter (FSF-1).The Panama City, Fla., based Sea Fighter is an aluminum…
More than 500 guests, including Coast Guard Commandant ADM Bob Papp, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and several U.S. Senators were on hand on March 2 for the Coast Guard Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter Fleet…
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the sole operating subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first of two Aframax tankers that it will build for SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.,…
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) reports that it has won a $2.1 million U.S. Navy contract to develop advanced welding techniques designed to reduce manufacturing costs on aluminum-intensive ships.Under the program, developed through a collaboration by Alcoa's Government…
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reports that Lori Harper has been promoted to vice president of supply chain management for the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this capacity, Ms. Harper will be responsible for all Gulf…
STX Finland Oy and Gaiamare Ltd. signed a conversion contract on March 1, 2012 covering extensive modification work on the multipurpose deck cargo vessel Aura I. The contract signing came the on the same day…
A Littoral Combat Ship that will be built by Austal USA, Mobile, AL, will be named for former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords, according to an announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.…
German shipbuilder FSG has won an order from Rolldock of The Netherlands for two identical 151.1 m long multi-functional project cargo vessels. The ships can be loaded in three different ways: roll-on roll-off / lift-on…
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) has exercised its option to build a second Sunshine-class cruise ship to be delivered in the Spring 2015.  The ship will be built by German shipbuilder Meyer Werft…
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