Selecting a "Technology-of-the-Year" for the June 2002 Yearbook edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was no smal task, and a decidedly unscientific one, at that. There were no editorial boards, voting slips, gala dinners or plaques. Simply put.
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
—A Review— FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.
Wartsila Diesel Vasa type engines have been recently installed in three fishing vessels for Seattle-based owners. In each case, older less efficient engines were replaced by Wartsila Vasa diesel for use as the main propulsion machinery. The first vessel,
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.
A record number of members attended the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Naval Architects of British Columbia recently and elected the following board of directors: president, Les Coward; v i c e p r e s i d e n t , Dave Moore; treasurer,