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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1986

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,

 

World Shipbuilding

World shipbuilding orders in 1987 rose to an estimated 13.5-million gross metric tons from 12.7-million tons in 1986, according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Annual Report. This was an optimistic sign, reversing a three-year decline in the shipbuilding industry.

Sperry Marine's New Rascar Wins Wide Type-Approval Acceptance

Sperry Marine's new Rascar series of rasterscan radar/ARPAs with touchscreen control have received type-approval certification from regulatory agencies in the United Kingdom (DOT), West Germany (DHI), the Netherlands (PTT), and the U.S. (FCC),

Robert Allan: Naval Architecture is in the Blood

Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured

Major Manufacturers Attend First Diesel Propulsion Conference Held In Seat

Some of the foremost diesel engine manufacturers, shipping companies and engineering firms were represented at the first Diesel Propulsion Conference recently held in Seattle, sponsored by Trans Marine Propulsion Systems of Seattle and International Power Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark.

MAJOR N A V Y CONTRACTS

The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,

Major Navy Contracts

This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of August 7 to November 12, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, September 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 37. Contracts

Ships Built With Foreign Subsidies Might Face Sanctions

After 18 months of talks, the international negotiators have failed to meet their own deadline for a trade agreement to end shipbuilding subsidies, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) recently announced. "We are extremely disappointed," said John Stocker,

$80-Million Order For Bulk Carriers Signed By Alcoa And Hitachi

Alcoa Steamship Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aluminum Company of America, has signed a contract with Japan's Hitachi Shipbuilding & Engineering, Ltd. for three combination liquid/dry bulk carrier vessels. The contract, valued at more than $80 million,

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between July 13 and September 30, 1988. For contracts prior to these dates,

 
 
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