This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.


Gladding-Hearn Delivers 76-Foot Offshore Lobster Boat

The Seacrest Corporation of Plymouth, Mass., is aware of the importance of a modern, efficient boat in the highly competitive lobstering business. In the past year, Seacrest determined that a new, more functional boat was needed to maintain its position near the forefront of the industry.

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,

New HF Cradle System Offers Safer, More Cost-Effective Material Handling At BIW

The materials handling system used for years at Bath Iron Works pipe fabrication shop relied on corrugated containers to hold the irregularly shaped subassemblies. Getting the material from the pipe shop to the ship required six fulltime workers to move the finished pipe four times,


D e c e m b e r 13 B a t h I r o n W o r k s C o r p o r a t i o n . Bath, Maine, was recently awarded a $ 6 1 0 m i l l i o n contract for the construction of three DDG-51 Class destroyers, DDG-54, DDG-56, and DDG-58. The work is expected to be comp l e t e d July 1995.

Marine Hydraulics International Performs Extensive Navy, Commercial Ship Repairs

Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. (MHI), a full service ship repair facility located in the Port of Norfolk, Va., providing repairs and conversions to both commercial and naval markets, continued its growth during 1990, reporting an increase

Willard Marine Anticipates Quick SOLAS Approval For 18- And 22-Foot RIBs

Willard Marine Inc., a leading manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats based in Anaheim, Calif., recently announced that testing for SOLAS approval of its new 18-foot RIB will start at the beginning of next year. The 18-foot RIB will have the capacity

Cummins Marine Diesels Power Fire/Rescue Boat For City Of Avalon

A pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 marine diesels were selected to power a new rough-water fire/rescue vessel recently delivered to the Avalon Harbor Patrol of Catalina Island. The 7-1/2-ton, 12-foot-beam, 32-foot-long boat was built by Seaway Boat Company of Long Beach, Calif.

Art Anderson Associates Expands Professional Staff

Art Anderson Associates, consulting engineering and graphic design firm in Bremerton, Wash., recently hired four professionals to work on various marine projects currently underway in the company's Bremerton and Seattle, Wash., offices. M i c h a e l J.

Avondale Industries Wins Floating Prison Contract

Mayor Edward I. Koch recently announced that the City of New York will contract with Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La., for the construction, delivery and mooring of an 800-bed floating correction facility by June 1990. The cost for the floating jail net of the site is $125,

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