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ABS PLAYS VITAL ROLE IN OUTSTANDING SAFETY RECORD OF THE GROWING PASSENGER SUB INDUSTRY

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.

 

Portland Ship Repair Yard Posts Successful Year

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

U.S. NAVY SHIP PROCUREMENT Second Quarterly Update—November 1985

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 Introduces New Surface Piercing 'Super Propellers'

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,

Austal Wins Two Contracts

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.

Cruise Ship Engineers Indicted

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,

Deck Machinery Ana Cargo-Handling Equipment — A Review—

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.

The Lure of the Electric Drive

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

Southwest Marine Reports Upturn In Ship Repair And Conversion Business

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 Develops New Stabilizer System

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,

 
 
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