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.
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.
Richard F. O'Boyle, president, announces that the firm of Richard F. O'Boyle, Inc. has been appointed U.S. sales representative for CNOMV (Cantieri Navali e Officine Meccaniche di Venezia, S.P.A.) of Venice, a member of the Fincantieri group of Italian s h i p y a r d s .
Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.
Keppel Shipyard, a member of the Keppel Hitachi Zosen Group, has secured a $3.9 million jumboization contract from Baggermaatschappij Boskalis bv (Boskalis), an operating arm of the Royal Boskalis Westminister Group in the Netherlands, to upgrade its Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger,
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
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.
Colombo Dockyard (Pte) Ltd. (CDL) of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is offering a new 12-page full-color brochure on the yard's facilities and capabilities. The text of the brochure points out that Colombo is in an ideal location, situated at the intersection
Hong Kong Relinquishes Top Box Port Title Although apparently relinquishing its title as the world's leading container port to Singapore in 1990, Port of Hong Kong officials expressed satisfaction with the fact that the port showed an increase in box traffic of 14.
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.