Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, Houston, Texas, recently accepted delivery of the Gulf Shark (shown above), a 112-foot by 26- foot by 11-foot, 1,200-hp utility vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss. The Gulf Shark is the second of
9th Exhibition And Congress Ship, Mad mery, Marine Technology International Amid general signs of a worldwide recovery in the shipbuilding industry, the 9th Exhibition and Congress of Ship, Machinery, Marine Technology International will be held in Hamburg,
A paper entitled "Air Cushion Vehicles for the Arctic" was presented recently to the Los Angeles Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by Raymond A. Bennett, vice president for commercial development at Global Marine Development, Inc.
One of the interesting new ship designs of 1976, the "Multiflex" multipurpose cargo ship developed by the Danish shipbuilders Burmeister & Wain, is to include MacGregor stern slewing ramps when the first two are delivered to the yard's subsidiary company, Hamlet Shipping.
The advantages of using general-purpose dry cargo containers for the carriage of both dry and liquid bulks as opposed to special units, which probably have to bear the costs of repositioning after use, is discussed in a booklet published by the
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
Shippen Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of a new 110-foot crew/ supply boat from Gulf Craft Inc. in Patterson, La. The Comet, an aluminum-hulled quad-screw capable of 23 knots, is the first crewboat to be powered by four Cummins KTA-1150-M diesel engines.
Orders for the cargo access equipment necessary to convert five existing 29,000-dwt R 0 / L0 vessels for use as prepositioning ships (T-AKX) by the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, have been awarded to MacGregor Comarain Inc., the U.S. member of
For more than a hundred years, the Pacific Northwest has ranked as a center for vessel design, construction and preservation. Beginning with the advent of the Pacific cod fishery in the 1880s, utilizing the raw material afforded by the vast Northwest forests,