Some of the most powerful, technologically advanced propulsion systems ever assembled are the driving hearts of today's fast, sleek, maneuverable naval combatants and support vessels. Many new classes of cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes
First Component Of 16-Vessel, $188 Million Fleet The first oil spill recovery vessel in the Marine Spill Response Corporation's planned 16-vessel national fleet was recently launched at Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., in Mobile, Ala.
review of some of the oceangoing vessels that were converted during the past year for military and commercial applications. ANTARES Avondale Shipyards The USNS Antares, redelivered this year by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., was the first of three
—A SUPPLEMENT— This year Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS), Newport News, Va., is celebrating its first century of leadership in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. More than 700 vessels— from small tugboats to giant,
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.
As part of its $13.2-billion merger with Gulf Corporation, Chevron Corporation has announced the consolidation of the Gulf and Chevron marine transportation organizations. Gulf's fleet of 11 tankers will be consolidated with Chevron's for a merged
According to a new Japanese survey, the world shipbuilding industry is capable of producing only 40 VLCCs a year because of capacity restrictions, workforce ability, technological standards and price competition. Thirty-seven shipbuilding berths around
The latest world shipbuilding statistics published by Lloyd's Register (LR) show an increase of 2.3 million gross tons (gt) (21.3 percent) in new ship completions in 1989 from the previous year and up by almost 1 million gt from 1987. The total o u t p u t in 1989 amounted to 13.
For the next few years, the world bulk fleet is expected to increase moderately at an annual rate of about 1.8 percent, according to the research department of the Oslobased shipbroker and consultant Fearnleys in its review, World Bulk Fleet January 1991.