The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at its 88th Annual Meeting, held on November 13, 1980 at the New York Hilton Hotel, elected John J. Nachtsheim as president. Mr. Nachtsheim, who is Assistant Administrator for Operations, U.
Paxman Diesels of Colchester in Essex, U.K., has won a multimillion dollar contract to supply 32 propulsion engines to the U.S. Navy for its new Coastal Patrol Boat (PBC) program. Under the contract, Paxman will supply Valenta model 16 RP200- 1-CM engines.
Demonstrating a long-term commitment to its U.K. industrial base. Vosper Thornycroft is scheduled to start production next spring at a new, £40-million ($60-million) shipbuilding facility being created within the Portsmouth Naval Base. The technologically advanced,
The first Sulzer RTA84 engine, a six-cylinder model, is now undergoing test-bed trials at Mitsubishi's Kobe engine works. Started in August, it has already run successfully at full load and is now going through a series of optimization trials. As the largest bore size in the RTA series,
Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships and its U.S. subsidiary, Austal USA, have each secured contracts for new vessels. Austal USA - which was the creation of a new shipyard in conjunction with Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile. Ala. - has signed a contract for a 1 12-ft.
Act Likely To Eliminate All Foreign Rebuilding Of U.S. Fishing Vessels Unregulated fishing and concern for depletion of fish stocks relied upon by coastal fishermen across the nation resulted in attempts to ensure control of the U.S. fishing industry by Americans (i.
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
Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc. Wis., has emerged as a premier builder of U.S. megayachts, with a number of projects in the pipeline, most notably the Mirgab V (pronounced meergahb). In fact, history was made when the company announced Mirgab V.
The second in a series of four Inmarsat-2 satellites was successfully launched recently by a McDonnell Douglas Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Inmarsat-2 (F2) will occupy a permanent orbital slot at 15.5 degrees west longitude over the Atlantic Ocean Region-East (AOR-E),