Can the Hinge Ship Work?

Barring the ability to transport mass amounts of cargo in a Star Trek-esque manner, it's reasonable to assume that ships and boats will continue to be the globes' hauler of goods for the foreseeable future. In the quest to make water transportation safer and more efficient,


Solutions in Panama

The owners of a 34.000-ton container vessel contacted Hydrex to carry out a repair requiring a 700 mm x 300 mm insert into the vessel's shell plating. A crack had developed in the plating right next to the bulkhead, which needed to be dealt with quickly before it became a major problem.

Fincantieri Completes Major Overhauls On Two RO/RO-Containerships

Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA in Italy has completed major conversion work on the rollon/ roll-off containerships Amaranth Jolly and Grey Jolly owned by Ignazio Messina. Without increasing the main dimensions, the cargo capacity of

Boston Whaler Introduces 36-Foot Welded Aluminum Patrol Boat 'Defiance'

Boston Whaler's Commercial Products Division recently announced the introduction of its new 36-foot welded aluminum patrol boat, the Defiance. The Defiance is a fast, versatile, rugged and low maintenance patrol boat, designed with the enforcement officer in mind.

Kvaerner Offers Literature On Ro/Ro Equipment Line

One of the leading manufacturers of hatch covers, Kvaerner Brug A/S, is now offering literature on their full range of ro/ro equipment, including bow and stern ramps, slewing and angled ramps, bulkhead d o o r s , elevators, and hoistable cardecks with built-in ramps.

MacGregor Publishes Ro-Ro Encyclopaedia

The dictionary defines "encyclopaedia" as "works which give a detailed account of the whole field of human knowledge, or of some particular section of it." Encyclodaedia is therefore a very apt term to use when describing Mac- Gregor's new Ro-Ro brochure.

ASCARGO Offers Free Brochure On Cargo Access Equipment

ASCARGO of Bilbao, Spain, which is represented in the U.S. by Borgne International Corporation, Middlesex, N.J., is offering free literature on the cargo access equipment the company manufactures. Using a colorful cutaway drawing of a vessel, the

Compact 100-Watt SSB Offered By ITT Mackay —Literature Available

A new single-sideband radiotelephone designed for small commercial vessels, while meeting FCC requirements for use as a shore station, has been introduced by the ITT Mackay Marine Division of International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. Measuring less than 5 inches high,

Port Of A l b a n y A w a r ds $ 5 . 5 - M i l l i o n Contract

The Port of Albany has awarded a $5.5-million contract to the Edward B. Fitzpatrick, Jr. Construction Corporation of Williston Park, N.Y. for the reconstruction of a 1,500-foot petroleum terminal. The major portion of the contract is being- funded by the State of New York.

German Dry Cargo Division Breaks Into Super Yachts

The Bremen, Germany-based company within Hamworthy KSE's Dry Cargo Handling Division has entered into a specialist market honing in on its innovative skills — the fast-growing super yacht market. The company, which specializes in tailor- made

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