The Kurama (shown above), a 5,200-ton (displacement) helicopter destroyer for Japan's Defense Agency, was delivered recently at the Tokyo Shipyard of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (IHI). The new ship, built as part of the Fourth Defense Buildup Program,
Inigo Tapias, the new 138.000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier launched on January 29 by Izar's Sestao yard in Bilbao, is a significant ship for many reasons, both technical and business. The 933-ft. (284.4-m). 19.5 knot ship embodies the
Renk of Augsburg, West Germany, has published a 24-page booklet that contains a list of marine gear units used in naval vessels. Renk marine gear units are designed in such a way that they are suitable for use in both merchant vessels and warships,
The h i s t o r i c capital of Massachusetts gained a new symbol of its rich heritage recently when the USS Boston (SSN-703), a high-speed attack submarine, was launched at General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division in Groton, Conn. Secretary of the Navy Edward Hidalgo hailed the 360-foot,
The Oil and Natural Gas Commission of India has signed a contract for construction of a $16.5-million well-stimulation vessel by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. of South Korea. The 26212 -foot ship will feature a dynamic positioning system,
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.
ASMAR, Chile's leading shipbuilder and repairer, recently completed repairs to the 14,160- grt Villarrica owned by Sociedad Naviera Ultragas S.A. of Chile. The vessel was dry-docked at the Talcahuano yard, where the 15-ton rudder was dismantled and repaired.
Wijsmuller Marine has accepted at its Teeside berth of Ayton Cross, the first of two-azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tractor tugs from the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamacona. Following a crew familiarization period, Ayton Cross is expected to be in full service by the middle of November.
The Gdynia America Line, Inc., general agents for Centromor, has announced the publication of a new brochure describing the facilities and capabilities of the United Polish Shipyards (UPS). UPS in Gdansk, Poland, is the general managing institution
Over 200 members and guests attended the recent annual California Sections joint meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the Highlands Inn, Carmel, Calif. The initial paper was presented by Douglas C. MacMillan, Fellow,