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First U.S. Commercial SWATH To ABS Class Under Construction

—Color Brochure Offered The first U.S. commercial SWATH (Small- Waterplane Area Twin-Hull) vessel, the 500- passenger ferry Navatek I prototype, to American Bureau of Shipping Class is being built by Pacific Marine, Honolulu, Hawaii, at Thompson Metal Fab shipyard in Vancouver, Wash.

 

After 25 Years, Smit International Keeps Evolving

Although Smit International graced the marine industry with its presence in 1975, the company actually began in the mid-18th century as a shipbuilder, which would eventually evolve into its current state as a diversified marine service provider.

Halter is Back

Anil Raj, president and COO of Halter Marine, in many ways embodies the company for which he has worked for the last 15 years. Joining as the Director, Engineering, Production Controls and Procurement in 1987, Raj has relied on a solid technical foundation,

COATINGS & CORROSION CONTROL

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.

New Marine Technology: The Hallmark of SMM 2000

The SMM exhibition in Hamburg has once again proven that it is the cradle of marine technology and the grand-daddy of all marine exhibitions. On display in 12 separate halls were more than 1,300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, launching

Contracts Awarded To Bardex Hydranautics

—Literature Available Bardex Hydranautics has been contracted by Reading and Bates Drilling Co. and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., for the design and manufacture of the BOP and subsea equipment handling systems and the handling/elevator systems

Serck Evaporators Installed In USSR Fish Factory Ships

— Literature Available Serck GmbH of Hamburg, West Germany, recently supplied four seawater evaporators that have been installed aboard the Soviet fish factory vessels Vladivostok and Dalnyvostok. These ships were built about 20 years ago as whalers by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Kiel,

Sembawang Diversifies Into Salvage And Towing

The Sembawang Group of Singapore has announced its entry into the international salvage and towing business with the launching of a new subsidiary, Sembawang Salvage Co. Pte. Ltd. (SEMCO). The initial investment is reported to be S$35 million (about $15.

A VIEW OF WORLDWIDE SHIPBUILDING REVEALS SIGNS OF REVIVAL IN SOME SECTORS

No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,

Aquamaster Propulsion Units Installed In Self-Unloading Malaysian Bulker

The biggest application to date of the Aquamaster azimuth propulsion units manufactured by Hollming Ltd. Engineering Works in Rauma, Finland, is in a 5,000-dwt selfunloading cement carrier built by Sahab Shipyard in Malaysia for Perbadanan National Shipping Line of Kuala Lumpur.

 
 
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