Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
The 9,280 horsepower Ocean Reliance is the first of two tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. for Vessel Management Services, a Crowley Maritime Co. The vessel is intended to operate as a tug/barge unit in conjunction with the 155,000-barrel tank barge 550-3.
Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. has delivered the M/V Miscaroo to its owner, BeauDril Ltd., a subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources Inc. Vancouver Shipyards reports it is one of the most powerful supply vessels in the world and the first icebreaking
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels featured during 1984 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ASIE DUA Halter Marine The second of Halter Marine's new
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,
Robertson-Shipmate, Happauge, N.Y., has introduced a computerized GPS marine navigation system which it believes offers superior accuracy and dependability at an affordable price. Called the RS5500, the system, which operates on signals received from navigation satellites,
The central navigation work station has become more and more the focus of modern bridge design in seagoing ships and, in accordance with this, Anschutz & Co. GmbH of Kiel, West Germany, offers its "Nauto Control" line of products to fulfill the demand of navigators for fast,
The U.S. Naval Training Systems Center has awarded Sperry Corporation a $17.5-million contract to design, develop, and assemble a fullmission simulator for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). Under the terms of the contract, the trainer is
Nineteen maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the ship classification society held at ABS headquarters in New York City on September 23, 1985. The new Members are: Klaus Ahlers,