At a time when even the lowercost Japanese and the aggressive South Korean shipbuilding fraternities are experiencing some difficulties, there are signs of success in the Scandinavian countries. The shipbuilding industries of each of these four traditional maritime nations are still active,
Florida-based U.S.-flag carrier Hvide Shipping, Inc., recently took delivery of the newly reconstructed 46,300-dwt U.S.-flag chemical tanker M/V Seabulk America. "The double-bottomed Seabulk America is the newest, most sophisticated chemical carrier in the U.
The Escatawpa, Mississippi, shipyard of Master Marine, Inc. has begun construction of one of the nation's largest fiberglass trawlers for operation in the Alaska fisheries. Christened the One Ocean II, the 100-foot vessel is being built for U.
USS Shoup (DDG 86), the newest in a series of advanced Aegis guided missile destroyers built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector, was commissioned June 22, 2002, in Seattle, Wash. This ship is named in honor of U.
General Dynamics recently announced two key appointments at its corporate office in St. Louis, Mo. James E. Turner Jr. has been named executive vice president-marine land systems and services, and Michael C. Keel has been appointed executive vice presidentmissiles and electronics.
In the September 2002 issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, a detailed discussion was featured on the advantages of future High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) machinery for propulsion of electric drive ships. Since then, development
The first of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's "super-size" anchorhandling, tug/supply vessels, the Gulf Service, was launched recently at Quality Shipyards in Houma, La. With an overall length of 222 feet, beam of 46 feet, and depth of 20 feet, the U.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA In my message in the 1983 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council, I discussed as a major problem the growing divergence between available maritime assets and those required to meet national security demands.
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently launched its third mine countermeasure ship, the USS Patriot (MCM-7). The Mine Countermeasure Ship is a new design, designated the "Avenger" class. The ships are 224 feet in length, have a beam of 37 feet,
Overloaded dry docks are not a pretty picture. They crack, buckle, flood, sink, damage the ships they are trying to lift - and sometimes even cause accidental deaths. Dry dock accidents are not common, but they do happen, usually resulting in dramatic