the Norsemen first cast off from her misty shores in their dragon-shaped long ships, Norway's prosperity has been intertwined with the sea. An integral part of this deep-rooted maritime tradition is a spirit of innovation which has enabled this rugged,


Polar Discovery Christened at Avondale

Polar Tankers, Inc. unveiled its third state-of-the-art Endeavour Class doublehulled tanker. Polar Discovery, during a christening ceremony on April 13, at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, La. Phillips Petroleum Company,

First Vessel Enters N e w Floating Drydock At H a l i f a x Shipyard

Halifax Industries Limited in Halifax, Nova Scotia, recently received its first vessel in the newly commissioned, 100,000-dwt-capacity floating drydock. The Panamax size dock has a lifting capacity of 36,000 tons. Its overall length is 843.16 feet, width between fenders 124.

SNAME 94th Annual Meeting And Fifth International Maritime Exposition

The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,

Major EC Yards Outline 'Eurotanker' Development

Five of the largest European shipbuilders recently met in Madrid to join forces and develop a new tanker design for the 21st century. The group, which included Spain's Astilleros Espanoles S.A., Germany's Bremer Vulkan and Howaldtswerke- Deutsche Werft,

ASRY's 1984 Revenues Up Nearly 20 Percent

An occupancy rate of 84 percent during 1984 helped Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) of Bahrain to boost revenues up by nearly 20 percent over 1983. The yard celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. Chairman of ASRY Sheikh Daij Bin Khalifa

Report Says Tanker Supply-Demand Gap Will Narrow By 1994

A recent report by a Japanese shipowner states that world tanker supply and demand will come nearer to balance in 1994 than at any other time in the previous decade. The study, "Review and Outlook of the World Shipping Market," conducted by Mitsui OSK Lines,

Fincantieri Receives Products Carrier Contract Worth $53.5 Million

Ferruzzi group company Fermar, one of Italy's leading privately owned shipping operators, has placed a contract with the statecontrolled shipbuilding organization Fincantieri for a 30,000-dwt products carrier. The newbuilding is reported to have commanded a price in the region of $53.

Major Navy Contracts

This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of August 7 to November 12, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, September 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 37. Contracts


A Review Over the years we have published many feature articles that reviewed the latest designs and developments of diesel engines per se. For the review that follows, we decided to report on the many kinds of ancillary equipment and services

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