NASSCO AIMING TO MOVE BACK INTO MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING MARKET

Between 1981, when subsidies to the U.S. shipbuilding industry were terminated, and 1989, more that 50 U.S. yards closed and 60,000 yard workers lost their jobs. This article discusses the situation at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, California, which--after surviving the crisis on Defense work--has hopes of returning to the merchant shipbuilding market, NASSCO was also awarded the contract for repair of the EXXON VALDEZ, a vessel that the yard originally built, and details are given on what is involved and how the work is being carried out.

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  • Accession Number: 00659287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM