Fascination with the underwater wonders of the sea has prompted more than 700,000 passengers1 to venture as deep as 250 feet below the water's surface in tourist submersibles. All of these passengers have returned safely to the surface after the ride of a lifetime.
Yard, Contractors Report $140 Million In Business A dozen years ago, the Port of Portland (Oregon) and its tri-county citizens gambled that an $84-million shipyard expansion program— including giant Drydock 4, which was specifically designed
This is an excerpt from the second quarterly update to the IMA report on U.S. Navy Ship Procurement. Information is current as of 8 November, except if noted. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTS The number of Navy ships under contract continues to decline.
Rolla SP Propellers SA, Balerna, Switzerland, producer of a wide selection of high-performance propellers, has recently introduced a fast new sophisticated geometry intended for surface piercing applications. Now produced in three special models,
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.
Tom Sansonetti. Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division and Marcos Daniel Jimenez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced that three senior cruise ship engineers were indicted by a federal grand jury in Miami,
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
In the September 2002 issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, a detailed discussion was featured on the advantages of future High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) machinery for propulsion of electric drive ships. Since then, development
The Southwest Marine Group, with facilities in San Diego (its headquarters), San Pedro (Los Angeles), San Francisco, Portland (Northwest Marine) and Samoa, reports that the Group is experiencing an upturn in commercial ship repair and conversion business.
Brown Brothers, the Vickers Marine company based in Edinburgh, has developed a new stabilizer system which combines the latest developments in hydromechanics with state-of-the-art electronic control technology. Called the VM Series, the new system,