The commissioning of the Incat-built 315-ft. (96-m) Wave Piercing Sealift Catamaran contracted to the United States military for a deployment of two years, has taken place at Norfolk, Va.
The vessel will serve to enhance mission capability in a broad range of scenarios and this is expected to lead to the acquisition of more tonnage in the future.
The contract between the U.S. Army's TACOM (Tank-Automotive and Armament Command) and Bollinger / Incat USA, L.L.C. is the first major project undertaken by the strategic alliance formed last year between Bollinger Shipyards of Louisana, U.S. and the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia.
Joint Venture is the first high speed craft to go into service with the United States military forces. Undergoing a major refit in September 2001 the craft has been upgraded and fitted with military enhancements such as the helicopter deck, stern quarter ramp, RIB deployment gantry, troop facilities, crew accommodation and more. The craft emerged from Incat's new Wilson's drydock, having been transformed and capable of carrying 363 persons, military vehicles and equipment over 1110 nautical miles at a speed greater than 35 knots.
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recently signed the offshore legislation into law. Congressman Murphy, the 10th recipient of this prestigious award, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and served with great distinction as an officer in the Ninth Infantry Regiment of the Second Infantry Division during
news from Down Under. INCAT Hobart-based shipbuilder Incat is emerging from a challenging year with news of not one, but two orders for the United States military. Just three weeks after the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) announced the lease of their first Theater Support
United Defense Industries has agreed to acquire closeiy held United States Marine Repair, Inc., a provider of non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, overhaul and conversion services to the United States Navy, for $316 million. Based in Norfolk, Va., United States Marine Repair serves defense and commercia
regardless of the sea conditions. The Case: RIBCRAFT is building several USCG Certified Sub Chapter T boats for tour operators throughout the United States and Islands. RIBCRAFT continues to fulfill its five-year contract with the United States Navy to provide 7-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs)
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Robert Taft Jr. (R-Ohio) have joined in drafting the 1978 edition of White Paper on Defense, entitled "A Modern Military S t r a t e g y for the United States," which calls for "new force structure, which combines smaller but more modern ground forces with a more effective Navy." Strong emphasis
and Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga. The contract is for drydocking, a special survey by the American Bureau of Shipping, and recertification by the United States Coast Guard of the USNS Southern Cross, a government- owned breakbulk cargo vessel recently obtained by MSC. USNS Southern Cross, now part of
The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved the award of a $2,569,934 subsidy to Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company for reconstruction work on the United States Lines, Inc., containership American Merchant. The Baltimore shipyard is increasing the ship's container capacity from the equivalent of 1
various logistical support projects. Among others, this included the study and recommendation to revamp the Balkan Military Support initiative for the United States Army Europe. King also played an instrumental role in developing the Capstone Training Course for the first Interim Brigade Combat Team command an
Leonard H. Pert has been named manager-operations for the United States Lines Eastern Division, it was announced by William J. Kee- 1y, Eastern Division vice president of the company. In his new post, Mr. Pert will direct operations at all the company's Eastern Seaboard installations, including1 the
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Equinor has earmarked around 15 to 20% of its total annual investment for the development of new energy solution until 2030. Much of these resources are pegged for innovative projects, such as deepwater offshore wind energy farms, placed on barges. geted at clean energy projects. Present- ly, Equinor has
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