Atlantic Dry Dock Corporation, Ft. George Island, Fla., marine repair facility, recently completed a highly specialized conversion of the research vessel Athena. The Athena, a high-speed R & D ship operated by the David W. Taylor Ship Research & Development Center, was specially equipped for a federally funded wake survey conducted by a group of professors from the University of Michigan.
The work accomplished by Atlantic Dry Dock Corporation involved the installation of research gear on the underwater hull, modification of the turbine reduction gear, and modification of the controllable-pitch propellers for the wake survey. Upon completion of the tests, the ship was returned to its original configuration. Routine drydock procedures—cleaning and bottom-painting— were also performed.
The Athena is a unique vessel combining twin diesels for normal cruising, with a 14,000-shp gas turbine engine that is utilized for high-towing loads and speeds up to 40 knots. The high-speed capability facilitates research on towline, acoustic masking and sonar sensors, as well as the wake survey.
She has accommodations for 15 engineers and technicians, and can accommodate up to 10 tons of deck equipment.
Atlantic Dry Dock Corporation and Atlantic Marine, Inc. are located on the St.
Johns River just two miles from the Atlantic Ocean. AMI specializes in the construction of steel-hulled fishing, offshore and riverharbor vessels, and ADDC has master ship repair contracts from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers.
Marine has provided excellent marine repair and new construction services for over 55 years to all marine sectors. Equipment includes one 750-ton floating dry-dock (152’ x 46’) inside the wing walls and one 220-ton Marine Travel lift for servicing inland and offshore commercial companies, Federal and State
Scheduled for December 1-2, 2014 in New Orleans Dry Dock Conference 2014 is the eighth in a series of international Conferences held every two to three years. This year’s conference will be held December 1-2, 2014 in New Orleans. Among the highlights of the upcoming New Orleans’ conference will be a
of hatch skirt landing pads; wheel shafting; and rudder and sea valve repairs. Old paint is being removed and the ship will be painted while in drydock. The ship is named in honor of Army war hero, Lt. Col. John U.D. Page, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic actions from November 29
International offers new construction, rig and ship repair, offshore and technical services. Marine construction and repair needs are complimented by three dry docks; a 30,000-ton lift rig dock, a 22,000-ton Panamax dry dock and a 4,500-ton lift dry dock. In Mobile, Ala., Signal Ship Repair (SSR) offers
the statute have not been without controversy. One frequently contested issue concerns the manner in which Customs determines duties in connection with dry-docking expenses. Such expenses, or portions thereof, are not necessarily related to dutiable repairs that might be performed simultaneously with non-duti
The 2,000-ton-capacity Crandall railway drydock built in 1942 in Pictou Harbor at Pictou, Nova Scotia, for the Canadian Naval Service has now been enlarged to 3,000-tonscapacity at Pictou Industries Limited. This is the third enlargement of the railway drydock, all of which were designed by Crandall
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A recent dry dock rehab project in Chicago provides new options and money saving opportunities for inland and Great Lakes stakeholders alike.From software to steel plating, Indiana-based TPG Marine Enterprises provides a range of services in the Great Lakes and inland waterways markets. River based tug and
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Southwest Marine's San Diego, Calif., yard recently accepted delivery of the "Pride of San Diego," a new dry dock ordered as part of the yard's modernization plan. Art Engel, president of Southwest Marine and Roger Hedgecock, mayor of San Diego, rode the new dock into the harbor to mark the special
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