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,
The 9,280 horsepower Ocean Reliance is the first of two tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. for Vessel Management Services, a Crowley Maritime Co. The vessel is intended to operate as a tug/barge unit in conjunction with the 155,000-barrel tank barge 550-3.
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,
Transatlantic reinforcement and resupply would be a critical factor in the conventional defense of Central Europe. Even considering major improvements now planned in airlift and pre-positioning of materiel, the bulk of equipment and resupply would have to come by sea.
Bordelon Marine of Lockport, La., will host a river-front christening for the first of three mini-supply boats being built at Bollinger Shipyards. The delivery of the three boats will double the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, impressive yet challenging for a small firm.
The Maritime Administration has awarded $4,250,848 in contracts for 10 projects designed to improve the productivity of U.S. shipyards and to reduce the cost of building ships in the United States. All projects are part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
Last year, Radio Holland USA opened new service depots in the San Francisco, Portland and Seattle areas. Now, the company has opened two additional depots in Norfolk, Va., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The new branch manager of the Norfolk—in Virginia Beach—is Kenneth Ravenna,
Am-Can Transportation, Inc. recently announced the introduction of a new tug-barge service to Great Lakes shippers. With the tug-barge, Am-Can will provide service to both line haul and to side port shippers, concentrating on fast, reliable service
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.