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.
Charlottesville, Va., is home to Sperry Marine Inc., a company which enjoys a world leadership position in an electronics market increasingly dominated by the Japanese. Sperry Marine, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, traces its
The Petrojarl I, said to be the world's first purpose-built, floating offshore oil production and testing system, was completed recently at the Tsurumi Works of Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan and delivered to K/S Petrojarl A/S. The vessel will enter North Sea service this summer,
Editor's note: This article pertains to commercial shipbuilding. Details of the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program, which includes the construction of 90 vessels and three major conversions over the next five years, are highlighted in Mr. McCaul's article,
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
The 1991 legislative agenda of the Shipbuilders Council of America will emphasize the following, in addition to supporting a strong Navy shipbuilding and repair budget in FY 1992: C E O • Passage of a trade bill to discipline international shipbuilding subsidy
Following an accidental collision by a large OSV while in port, the Seba'an was taken to the Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Ala., for an extensive but quick repair. The damage was to the starboard side at window height breaking all of the windows
This article deals with the potential for new business from the current U.S. Navy program. However, as most readers are aware, since the mid-60's, all U.S. Navy new construction work must be conducted in private shipyards. In addition, aside from about 5,000 U.