According to Gruzling, the Hydralift skegs work in a number of ways. They have a much higher aspect ratio than regular skegs, which makes them more efficient foils; that is they have a higher lift to drag ratio than regular foils. Although the
Paxman Diesels of Colchester in Essex, U.K., has won a multimillion dollar contract to supply 32 propulsion engines to the U.S. Navy for its new Coastal Patrol Boat (PBC) program. Under the contract, Paxman will supply Valenta model 16 RP200- 1-CM engines.
During the past four years (1982- 1985), the grand total of new commercial orders received by shipyard members of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association (CSSRA) amounted to 62,600 gross tons, an average of 15,650 gt per year,
On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.
The second ship in the new Wasp Class (LHD-1) of multipurpose amphibious assault ships for the U.S. Navy was recently christened "Essex" at Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss. The principal speaker at the ceremony was Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney.
The U.S. Navy awarded a $1.3-billion construction contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to construct the eighth ship of the USS Wasp (LHD 1) class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships. Construction of LHD 8 is expected to begin in May 2003 at Ingalls Operations,
Malcolm W. MacLeod, president and CEO of Moran Towing Corporation, recently announced the appointment of three new vice presidents of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., the New York operating subsidiary of the corporation. The new vice presidents are Bruce D.
Bordelon Marine of Lockport, La., will host a river-front christening for the first of three mini-supply boats being built at Bollinger Shipyards. The delivery of the three boats will double the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, impressive yet challenging for a small firm.
Kvaerner, the Anglo-Norwegian engineering and construction Group, has elected Ronald J. McAlear, as CEO of its Philadelphia Shipyard. He replaces Baard Bale, who has been acting CEO of the yard since June, and will be returning to Kvaerner's international headquarters in London in December.
*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin