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.
Barring the ability to transport mass amounts of cargo in a Star Trek-esque manner, it's reasonable to assume that ships and boats will continue to be the globes' hauler of goods for the foreseeable future. In the quest to make water transportation safer and more efficient,
The liquefied gas carrier Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II was delivered recently by Jos. L. Meyer GmbH & Company in Papenburg, West Germany, to P.T. Pupuk Sriwidjaja (Pusri) of Indonesia. Pusri is a state-owned fertilizer manufacturer and distributor,
Popular MC Engine Series Sales Rise Orders for MAN B&W Diesel's MC two-stroke series engines are on the rise, according to the company. By mid-September of this year, the company reported that 1,246 MC low-speed engines with an aggregate output of 16,
The Canadian Coast Guard recently took delivery of the Can$97- million (about $80-million) icebreaker Henry Larsen, the largest of 12 icebreakers built so far by Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. of North Vancouver. The Henry Larsen has dimensions of about 327.
A proposed commercial shipyard recovery plan was presented at the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) board of directors meeting and Congressional seminar held recently in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., according to a recent article in Shipyard Weekly.
Cruise + Ferry, a biennial trade show which focuses on the lucrative cruise and ferry market, has been scheduled for May 29-31, 1991 at the Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center in London, England. With the cruise industry in an explosive
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between July 13 and September 30, 1988. For contracts prior to these dates,
ASCARGO of Bilbao, Spain, which is represented in the U.S. by Borgne International Corporation, Middlesex, N.J., is offering free literature on the cargo access equipment the company manufactures. Using a colorful cutaway drawing of a vessel, the
SPD Technologies has announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the ship repair division of Pac Ord, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dyncorp. In announcing the move, SPD president George M. Gordon said the addition of