The American Shipbuilding Association has long bemoaned the level of U.S. Navy funding, arguing that the amount of spending on new ships would, in the future, leave the force woefully under-equipped to handle its duties of defense. Though the ASA
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
Inigo Tapias, the new 138.000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier launched on January 29 by Izar's Sestao yard in Bilbao, is a significant ship for many reasons, both technical and business. The 933-ft. (284.4-m). 19.5 knot ship embodies the
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,
Spain's Astano Shipyard has embraced the first quarter of the new millennium with high demand for its docking and repair services, including the accommodation of the yard's largest vessel since 1994. A steady visitor to Astano is Greece's Good Faith Shipping,
Universal Gas and Oil Company Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its shipbuilding contract for a liquefied petroleum gas carrier to a major international shipping company. The agreement, subject to finalization of certain
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.
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
Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 15,000- cubic-meter LPG/ammonia carrier Skulte to AKP "Sovcomflot," Moscow. The 518-foot-long by 70-footbeam newbuilding, named after a place in the Gulf of Riga, is the fourth ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR.