Two years ago the President presented to Congress a program to reverse more than a decade of declining American military strength. In the preceding 10 years, real defense spending had declined 22 percent; our nuclear megatonage had been cut in
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,
The Petrojarl I, said to be the world's first purpose-built, floating offshore oil production and testing system, was completed recently at the Tsurumi Works of Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan and delivered to K/S Petrojarl A/S. The vessel will enter North Sea service this summer,
Latest Update As Of August 13, 1986 International Maritime Associates, Inc. publishes quarterly reviews of the Navy ship procurement market. This article is an excerpt from the August quarterly review. Information in this article is current as of August 13.
The management and Board of Harland and Wolff breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning that the arbitration case against Global Marine was decided in its favor, mandating that GLM owes the yard more than $31 million. In the weeks leading up to the decision,
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. If approved, Bollinger contemplates acquiring substantially all of Halter's operating assets,
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
"It may be said that a favorable economic argument for using coal as a ship's fuel can be demonstrated today in a number of bulk-carrying trades. R e a l i s t ic predictions of future price trends in energy supplies suggest that the argument
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.
Aqua Signal AG of Bremen has developed a new computer-controlled lighting system which permits comprehensive, centralized control and dimming of the illumination on board seagoing vessels. The system makes it possible to create a tailor-made atmosphere— which