With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. has delivered the M/V Miscaroo to its owner, BeauDril Ltd., a subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources Inc. Vancouver Shipyards reports it is one of the most powerful supply vessels in the world and the first icebreaking
MTU North America has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy's David Taylor Research Center to supply main propulsion diesel engines and, as U.S. representative for Sweden's KaMeWa AB, waterjet propulsion units for the repowering of the Navy's 160-foot,
Warren, Rhode Island-based shipbuilder Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and christened the latest addition to the growing Cruise International fleet, the dinner/excursion boat M/V Spirit of Boston. The Spirit was the first boat launched from Blount Marine's new shipway.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash., was recently awarded an $8-million contract to build six 72-foot catamaran ferries over the next two years for the Port of Puerto Rico. Each catamaran ferry, based on designs by International Catamaran Designs Ltd.
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
Baatservice Verft A/S of Mandal, Norway, is currently fitting out a new and larger version of the JKL twin-hulled survey vessel design for J.K. Lindberg of Harstad. The new vessel, with an overall length of about 125 feet and beam of 33 feet, represents
The biggest tug with Voith Schneider propulsion units to be built in the United States has been designed by the Jacksonville, Fla., firm of Norman N. De- Jong and Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers. Destined for ship-handling duties in the Panama Canal,
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, a leading manufacturer of diesel and gas turbine- powered equipment, recently received a $20-million order for 24 diesel-powered generator sets. The generators will be used aboard patrol frigates
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 15,000- cubic-meter LPG/ammonia carrier Skulte to AKP "Sovcomflot," Moscow. The 518-foot-long by 70-footbeam newbuilding, named after a place in the Gulf of Riga, is the fourth ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR.