[...] Review — Blue Ridge cargo tanks. Each tank is fitted with a deep well cargo pump. The 658-foot-long ship is also fitted with a cylindrical appendage- type bulbous bow to improve speed, and is powered by a GE steam turbine engine. The
special review of some of the most notable and important inland and coastal workboats and shallow-draft military craft delivered during 1987—selected by the editors of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News for their high standards of design or performance.
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
Nice, France—November 12-15 Gastech 85, the International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition, will be held November 12-15 at the new Palais des Congres "Acropolis" in Nice, France. This meeting will be the 11th in the very popular series, and the third to be held in France,
Hans K. Schaefer, chairman of the board, has announced that Todd Shipyards Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Australian Shipbuilding Industry Pty., Ltd. of Coogee, Western Australia, for a technology transfer in connection
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently purchased a 545-foot-long steel floating drydock formerly operated at Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston, Texas, facility. The drydock, which recently arrived in Mobile, has been named
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
MARCO Seattle and Campbell Industries, well-known fishing vessel builders, have announced the formation of MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation. The Taiwan-based MARCO subsidiary will specialize in the construction of tuna purse seiners for both local and world markets.
The Maritime Administration has given its approval for United States Lines, Inc. to acquire the ships and other assets of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc. Under the agreement, USL will buy the 11 existing Delta ships and will charter the three being
Several U.S. shipyards have recently been awarded U.S. Government, military and Navy ship repair contracts. On the East Coast, Moon Engineering, Portsmouth, Va., was recently awarded a $2,757,597 contract by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Portsmouth, Va.