ALEXANDRIA BELLE Blount Marine In 1988, busy passenger boat builder Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., delivered the 87- foot replica steam paddlewheeler Alexandria Belle to Uncle Sam Tours of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. The third vessel to
Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a third new steel oceangoing, deck cargo barge to McDonough Marine Service, New Orleans, for operation in offshore oil and gas fields. All three barges in the new fleet for McDonough have
An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers.
Admiral J.W. Kime, Commandant, United States Coast Guard Editor's Note: Mm. John William Kime was recently named the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was nominated to the position while serving as Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
The Danish firm of Danyard A/S, shipbuilders and repairers, recently redelivered to the Mercandia Rederierne the second of two Ro/Ro ships adapted to the requirements of the Danish State Railways' service across the Great Belt. The two vessels,
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
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.
A new single-sideband radiotelephone designed for small commercial vessels, while meeting FCC requirements for use as a shore station, has been introduced by the ITT Mackay Marine Division of International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation. Measuring less than 5 inches high,
During most of the 20th century there has been a debate in the United States about the operation of and the need for shipping and shipbuilding. The debate was interrupted by two world wars and has been intensified during the past 30 years. During the same period,