Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,
Gilbert Cheramie, president of Gilbert Cheramie Boats, Inc., and T.R. Hensley, president of Service Marine Industries, Inc. (SMI), recently signed a contract for the construction of a 145-foot by 36-foot by 11-foot 6-inch utility boat. The new vessel will be a sister ship to the Erika Lynn,
The New London, Conn., fleet of John H. Wronowski gained a new member recently with the addition of the heavy-duty tugboat Paul A. Wronowski. The vessel was built by Wronowski-owned Thames Shipyard in New London, and joins a fleet of five towboats and
When the Administration assumed office in 1981, the shipbuilding industry understood that it would be challenged to meet the performance and cost objectives of an expanded naval construction program. Further, the shipbuilding industry knew that
A pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 marine diesels were selected to power a new rough-water fire/rescue vessel recently delivered to the Avalon Harbor Patrol of Catalina Island. The 7-1/2-ton, 12-foot-beam, 32-foot-long boat was built by Seaway Boat Company of Long Beach, Calif.
Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA, headquartered in Trieste, recently signed a contract with Micoperi SpA of Milan for the construction of a big, versatile offshore workship. The Micoperi 6000 will be a self-propelled, semi-submersible ship made up of two hulls, each 541.
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
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
Inorganic Coatings, Inc., Malvern, Pa., has published a 20-page, full-color brochure that focuses on IC 531, water-based high-ratio zinc silicate technology that was developed by NASA. The brochure first traces the history and performance of waterbased zinc
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,