NATO FRIGATES Current Situation And Future Design Trends

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.


First Allison Gas Turbine Genset Shipped For DDG-51 Installation

Genset Performs Well In Shock Tests The first of Allison Gas Turbine's new generator sets has been shipped to Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, for installation in the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) Class destroyers. The model

ONR To Evaluate SeaCoaster

American Marine Holdings, builders of Donzi and Pro-Line Boats, signed an agreement with the U.S. Office of Naval Research to build and test a 103 ft., hi-speed, air-inducted vessel under their government sales division's new aluminum catamaran line, SeaCoaster.

Marine Engineers Shipyard Gets Contract To Build Schooner

Michael Kolesar of Marine Engineers, Panama City, Fla., recently announced that the company has been awarded a contract by Rover Marine Transport, Inc. of Norfolk to build the three-masted topsail schooner American Rover. Believed to be the largest

REPAIR STANDARDS Standardizing Contracts

Contracts relating to the broad range of ship repairs have not, traditionally, lent themselves to any form of standardization. That could all be changing, London law firm Ince & Co., has made recent effort with Bimco's Documentary Committee to develop a standard ship repair contract.

Shieldings To Buy Versatile Pacific

B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation recently signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. to Shieldings Incorporated, a private, Canadian- owned company headquartered in Toronto and Vancouver which has

Major Navy Contracts

This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of August 7 to November 12, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, September 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 37. Contracts

HSV Gets Marines There Faster

Experimenting with high speed, high capacity, shallow draft vessel is off to a resounding success on another front, as Austal USA last month announced a three-year, $31 million contract with the U.S. Military Sealift Command Chartering its 330-ft.

Marinette Marine Awarded $51.8-Million Navy Contract To Build Another MCM

Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wise., has been awarded a $51.8-million contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for construction of one additional mine countermeasures ship, the MCM-7. Marinette previously was awarded Navy contracts

North Sea Operators Evaluating New Rig Concept For Long-Term Programs

A new jackup concept, capable of drilling and production operations in more than 100 meters (about 328 feet) of water, is being developed by the rig designer Marathon LeTourneau of Texas, with Christiann Kongsli and Normann Riksen, the Norwegian rig experts.

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