result of concentrated research effort for the past two years, Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) are said to show significant economic features for all vessels. To date, research for improving propeller efficiency due to vortexes in the slipstream
The 3.Maj Shipyard in Rijeka, Yugoslavia, recently launched the aft hull part of newbuilding No. 643 down sliding Slipway No. 1, a new technology for the use of inclined ways. The decision to build Hull No. 643, a 25,500/34,950-dwt bulkcarrier on Slipway No.
More than 100 attendees at a recent Marine Machinery Association (MMA) meeting held at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Va., heard Alabama Congressman Bill Nichols, chairman of the Investigative Subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services,
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the towboat Eagle, the ninth vessel of a 10-vessel contract that was signed with Central Gulf Lines, Inc. of New Orleans, La. The vessels are operated by Compass Marine Gulf, Inc., also of New Orleans,
The first seawater hydraulic multi- function tool system ever developed for Navy divers has been approved for Navy use by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The acceptance marks the culmination of a major 10-year research and development
Todd Shipyards Corp., San Francisco, Calif., said it plans to move one of the drydocks from its San Francisco yard to its Seattle facility in February or March. The company will transfer a floating drydock that has a lift of 40,000 tons, leaving San Francisco with a drydock that can handle 9,
Conrad Industries, Inc., located on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, La., has completed an expansion program enabling the company to triple its barge production capacity. A new metal building 360 by 100 by 45 feet fronting on an added 150
A new shipyard now under construction at Punta Arenas on the most southern tip of Chile is scheduled to begin repair operations in November this year. Named Astille- ro Estrecho de Magallanes Ltda., the new yard is a joint venture of Chilean shipbuilder and repairer,
Damen is well-renowned for its innovative tug design, construction and outfitting prowess, a reputation upheld on a pair of vessels, the recently delivered Levanto Secondo and the currently under construction Damen Azimuth Stern Drive Tug 2411 yard number 512201.
The American Samoa Government (ASG) recently announced that Southwest Marine, Inc., a leading U.S. ship repair company that operates three full-service shipyards in California, has been chosen to lease and operate the ASG Marine Railway and Ship Repair Facility in Pago Pago, American Samoa.