The Carl V i n s o n (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched recently during c e r e m o n i e s at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Not only was the launch a major step in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program,
The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,
The Aegis guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) was recently christened at ceremonies at the Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard of the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries. Principal speaker for the ceremony was the Hon. Trent Lott, U.
Crowley's petroleum services group has taken delivery of its newest tug. Avik, to serve in the company's oil transportation and distribution fleet. The 76-ft. tug was designed by Crowley's Vessel Management Services team and built by Dakota Creek Industries.
In a surprise announcement, a minority stockholder of Royal Admiral Cruises, Arne Wilhelmsen, has recently divulged that his company, the Anders Wilhelmsen & Co. group, has exercised its right of first refusal to purchase the balance of Royal Admiral.
The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,
The U.S. Navy's ship repair schedule was recently released covering an anticipated 356 availabilities for the Fiscal Years (FYs) 1991- 92, as well as Phased Maintenance Availabilities (PMA) for amphibious and auxiliary ships for FYs 1993-95. One
Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,
The town of Sibu developed its vibrant fast ferry building tradition in the decades after World War II. But it is only more recently that the vessels' fame and their designs have grown to the point that the little town on Sarawak's Rejan River