In the fall of 1990, the Berlin Wall came clown, thus unifying Germany into one nation — and marking the end of the Cold War. One year following the fall of the Iron Curtain, U.S. President George Bush and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signed the START treaty,
The multi-billion contract to build a new family of Navy ships took one giant step last month with the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce,
Although the recent commismissioning of the guided-missile frigate HMAS Adelaide appeared ordinary and publicity-shy at Todd Pacific Shipyards, it was a historic event. First, it was learned Her Majesty's Australian Ship Adelaide is considered
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
h e S o c i e t y of N a v a l A r c h i t e c ts a n d M a r i n e E n g i n e e r s ( S N A M E) m e m b e r s h i p d o o r s have o p e n e d to e m b r a c e a n e w g r o u p of t a l e n t ed a n d c a p a b l e p e o p l e who wish to a d v a n c e t h e s o c i e t y ' s g o a l s .
Over the past year, Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been awarded three separate contracts for repairs and maintenance to eight 110-foot Island Class patrol boats. The repairs have consisted of general maintenance such as sandblasting and painting of underwater tanks,
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.
Several U.S. shipyards have recently been awarded U.S. Government, military and Navy ship repair contracts. On the East Coast, Moon Engineering, Portsmouth, Va., was recently awarded a $2,757,597 contract by the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Portsmouth, Va.
The growing stature of Chinese shipbuilding on the international stage is all the more impressive for the extent to which the industry is embracing specialized vessel categories and higher addedvalue forms of tonnage. Whereas the output spread from
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. October 3 Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, was awarded a $27.3-million modification