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.
Prior to the 1970s, drydocking intervals were determined primarily based on the speed with which a vessel became fouled. Today, of course, this is no longer true because of the introduction of self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint by major marine suppliers almost two decades ago.
Michael J. Ucci has been appointed a vice president of AMCA International C o r p o r a t i o n . Mr. Ucci will concentrate on selective sales and marketing activities for the newly formed Marine Division which includes the products and services of its IMODCO and Wiley Manufacturing units.
In tying its eight diverse facilities together with a state-of-the-art information system, Bollinger Shipyards plans to recoup monetary and efficiency rewards far exceeding the $2.5 million investment. Bollinger Shipyards has aggressively pursued
BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy. BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants,
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
On July 2, 2002, a host of new regulations of concern to most ship builders and owners was implemented according to the recent revision of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In conjunction with amendments to Fire Safety and AIS regulations.
The New Delhi Government has given the go-ahead to the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to build nine new ships—six 45,000-dwt product tankers and three cellular container vessels—in South Korea at a total cost of $396 million. Originally, SCI wanted to build six of each type,
Austal USA has signed a contract with Cloud Nine of New York to construct a 135-ft. (41-m) dinner cruise monohull for operation in the Manhattan-Queens area. This is the second sale by Austal USA to the New York market this year and will further
Commercial production of titanium- clad steel plate by a new hot rolling process has begun at the Fukuyama Works of Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan. Clad with pure titanium, the plate features superior corrosion resistance in harsh environments, and