DefenceWeb Reports: First Egyptian Navy fast missile craft launched

For immediate release: Oct 26, 2011 The first of four fast missile craft (FMC) for the Egyptian Navy has been launched by VT Halter Marine, marking a key milestone in the ship’s construction process. The vessel was launched from the shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Thursday. The first of four FMCs are scheduled to join the …

DefPro.com Reports: U.S. Navy Transfers Custody of Two Iraqi Patrol Boats

For immediate release: Aug 26, 2011 http://www.defpro.com/news/details/27175/?SID=4b3534b28cd7aa2ce7944a144a971ac1 UMM QASR, Iraq | The U.S. Navy officially transferred custody of the fourth and sixth patrol boats (P-304 and P-306) to the Iraqi navy at the Umm Qasr naval facility Aug. 13. An official signing ceremony between the Iraqi Navy, the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission, and the acquisition …

New Job Posting: Civil Design Architect

For immediate release: Aug 20, 2011 Company Name : Apex-RBI, Inc. Department : Construction Management Consultants Dept Location : Abu Dhabi UAE Number of Openings : 5   ARCHITECTS Our International Construction Management Dept is looking for Architects with classy design and creative experience Preference will be given to candiadtes with a Masters Degree from a renowned University and atleast 10 years experience there …

New Job Posting: Civil Engineers QA / QC

For immediate release: Aug 20, 2011 Company Name : Apex-RBI, Inc. Department : Construction Management Consultants Dept Location : Abu Dhabi UAE Number of Openings : 10   Civil Engineers – QA / QC Our International Construction Management Consultants Department requires Civil Engineers in the area of QA / QC for a Major Project in Abu Dhabi UAE Applicants should have a minimum of 5-8 …

WorldTribune.com Reports: U.S. delivers Swift-class patrol boats to Iraq Navy

For immediate release: Aug 18, 2011 http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2011/me_iraq1039_08_18.asp BAGHDAD — The Iraq Navy has acquired two patrol boats from the United States. The Iraq Navy accepted two Swift-class patrol boats from the U.S. Navy on Aug. 13. The surface vessels would be based at Navy headquarters in Umm Qasr and patrol the northern Gulf. “The delivery of …

Stew Magnuson of National Defense Mag. Reports: Small US Boatyards Take on Competitive Export Market

For immediate release: May 16, 2011 Original Article: http://bit.ly/llWsyH While major U.S. ship manufacturers have seen a steady decline in exports over the last few decades, some small boatyards are unwilling to give up on foreign markets. Seattle-based company Kvichak Marine Industries Inc. came to the IDEX tradeshow in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to leverage …

Swiftships Ready to Deal With the Expected Flooding at the Shipyard

For immediate release: May 15, 2011 For the past two weeks, the Swiftships team has been working diligently and feverishly to protect its shipyard in Morgan City, LA, from the impending flooding of the area due to the opening of the Morganza Spillway. Calvin Leleux, President of Swiftships, said “in order to maintain production and operations, …

The Shipbuilding Tribune Reports: US Navy Awards Swiftships Shipbuilders with Modification Contract

For immediate release: Mar 22, 2011 http://shipbuildingtribune.com/2011/03/22/us-navy-awards-swiftships-shipbuilders-with-modification-contract-for-patrol-boats/ Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC, Morgan City, La., is being awarded a $42,181,000 modification to previously awarded contract for the detail design and construction of three 35-meter patrol boats, with an option for three additional 35-meter patrol boats and associated technical services for the Iraqi navy. This contract modification includes options …

Marine Log Reports: Swiftships gets mod to Iraq patrol boat FMS contract

For immediate release: Mar 21, 2011 http://marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=654:2011mar00214&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107 Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC, Morgan City, La., is being awarded a $42,181,000 modification to a previously awarded Foreign Military Sales contract (N00024-09-C-2256) for the detail design and construction of three 35-meter patrol boats, with an option for three additional 35-meter patrol boats and associated technical services for the Iraqi navy. …