January 9, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Navy Subcontract Awarded Peck & Hale

Peck & Hale, Inc., West Sayville, N.Y., has been awarded a contract to supply cargo shoring systems for the fleet ballistic missile ship USNS Vega.

Boland Marine and Manufacturing Company, New Orleans, La., was awarded the prime contract for the vessel and subcontracted the $300,000 cargo shoring system to the Long Island company. Cargo shoring systems prevent cargo from shifting in heavy sea. The design of such a system becomes complicated when the cargo consists of a wide variety of shapes and sizes. In addition to the missile cargo, these Navy vessels will also carry general cargo to supply the fleet.

The contract also stipulated that Peck & Hale engineers provide design services to the naval architects. The company has developed a computer program that provides a dynamic analysis of the forces acting on cargo in all types of seas, depending on each ship's particular characteristics.

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