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WEST COAST SHIPYARD

—A Review— FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.

 

Fast Ferries Still a Core Market for Austal

Although it has diversified into other vessel types in recent years. Western Australian based shipbuilding group Austal still counts fast ferries as a core market. The last year has been no exception. with the biggest news being the June announcement

Panamax Bulker For Greek Owner Delivered By Hitachi Zosen

The 60,010-dwt bulk carrier Rayna (shown above) was delivered recently to Epos Marine Corporation (Greece). She was constructed at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen to American Bureau of Shipping classification. The Rayna is a Panamax type standard bulk carrier,

NEWPORT NEWS MARKS 100 YEARS OF SHIPBUILDING LEADERSHIP

—A SUPPLEMENT— This year Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS), Newport News, Va., is celebrating its first century of leadership in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. More than 700 vessels— from small tugboats to giant,

It's Time To Prepare For MARPOL Compliance*

*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin

New Early-Warning Device Protects Electric Motors- Literature Available

Insulation failure is by far the most frequent cause of costly burnouts in marine electrical machinery. While a motor or generator is idle, its coil is under continuous attack by shipboard atmosphere and contaminants. Insulation resistance eventually drops below safe levels.

U.S. YARDS COULD COMPETE WITH EUROPE IN 1990s*

If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the

A&P Shipcare Stays Busy

A&P Shipcare has opened a new repair facility in Tilbury Freeport. London. The facility, which will support the nationwide, 24-hour, 365-day service already provided by the existing A&P Shipcare network, comprises workshop facilities in the port

Matatec Appoints Marindustry North American Representative For China State Shipbuilding

Matatec Marine International Ltd., Whitley Bay, U.K., the worldwide representative of the various ship repair yards throughout mainland China, has appointed Marindustry Worldwide, Inc., Mahwah, N.J., as North American representative for China State Shipbuilding Corporation Ship Repair Yards.

Avondale Boat Division To Build 3,900-HP Tug For U.S. Owner

Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a contract by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., to design and construct a new 3,900- hp versatile tug which will be capable of river and harbor work, as well as full ocean service. The tug

 
 
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