The towboat Fosti Sybil M. (shown above) was delivered recently by Orange Shipbuilding Company, Inc. of Orange, Texas, to Fuel Oil Supply and Terminaling, Inc. (FOSTI) of Houston. She is the fourth of a five-vessel contract from Fosti, which includes three other pushers and a tugboat.
Consolidation in the diesel engine building sector is partly a reflection of the substantial capital expenditure required to maintain product development and technological advance in a business characterized by comparatively low unit margins. By spinning-off
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
A 36,000-ton lifting capacity floating dock (shown above) has arrived at the Burrard Yarrows Shipyard, Vancouver, Canada, following a 5,000-mile tow from Hiroshima Bay, Japan. The all-steel dock arrived at Vancouver after a 40-day tow carried out by Tokyo Marine Services using the 12,
The recent keel laying for the George Washington (CVN-73), which will be the Navy's sixth Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, marked two firsts in Newport News Shipbuilding's 100-year history. The placement of the Washington's 730-ton
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the LPG/ ammonia carrier Skriveri to AKP "Sovcomflot" of Moscow. This newbuilding is the third ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR. Upon completion of the series by the autumn of 1991,
BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy. BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants,
Swiftships, Inc., one of the world's largest shipbuilders, announced plans to construct a 20- acre repair facility in Freeport, Texas. When the facility begins initial operation on August 15, it will become the fourth shipyard owned and operated by the Morgan City, La.
Mayor Edward I. Koch recently announced that the City of New York will contract with Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La., for the construction, delivery and mooring of an 800-bed floating correction facility by June 1990. The cost for the floating jail net of the site is $125,
—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.