Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
The enormity of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. have effectively changed the world's collective attitude toward security, particularly in regards to the potential use of the maritime industry as an instrument of destruction. While the events of early September are global in scope,
This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
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 proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,
Caterpillar Engine Division has revised marine propulsion rating definitions to simplify selection and help insure proper application. The following four-level rating system matches Caterpillar marine propulsion systems to a particular application
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been awarded two contracts under which the San Francisco- based firm of naval architects and marine engineers will assist with the engineering and design phase in the conversion and modification of two
SeaArk Marine, Inc., (formerly MonArk Boat Company) Little Rock, Ark., has delivered the first five high-speed patrol boats of a 10-vessel contract to El Salvador under a $3.7-million contract, according to company vice president John Smith. SeaArk
Four units of Volvo Penta's newly developed 16-liter marine diesel, TAMD 162 type, have been specified for the diesel-electric propulsion plant in each of two "hybrid" ships. The Volvo Penta engines stipulated for each of these vessels are individually rated at 470 bhp (345 kw) at 1,
The U.S. Army has awarded Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., a $10-million contract to build the fifth of a new class of 274- foot Logistics Support Vessels (LSV). The new ship will actually be built by a sister company in the Trinity Marine Group, Halter Marine at Moss Point, Miss.