North American passenger vessel operators now have access to catamaran designs of one of the world's largest and most experienced catamaran builders, because of an agreement between Westamarin A/S, the Trinity Marine Group, and Scandinavian Catamarans, Inc.
Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J. Barreras, part of Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), recently delivered the 344-foot Albacora, what is believed to be the world's largest tuna purse seiner. To be operated by Albacora Company in the Indian Ocean from her base at Seychelles,
Editor's note: The following report is reprinted from the 1984 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council of America that was released in April, 1985. For the shipbuilding and shiprepair industries, 1984 was a year in which "holding ground" was a primary operative phrase.
The Hampton Roads Section held its annual "Ladies Night" meeting at Newport News Shipbuilding recently. The feature of the evening was a sailing film-narration by John Biddle of Rhode Island. Renowned for his sailing films and film-lectures, he
"Let our position be absolutely clear: an attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.
At the Papenburg, West Germany, shipyard of Meyer Werft the containership Ville D'Orient was converted into a combined sheep/cow carrier and recently delivered on schedule to the Turkish-Libyan Joint Maritime Transport Company of Istanbul, which will lease the ship from the principals,
Universal Gas and Oil Company Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its shipbuilding contract for a liquefied petroleum gas carrier to a major international shipping company. The agreement, subject to finalization of certain
Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation of Houston has completed the acquisition of the assets of Seahorse, Inc., including 92 marine service vessels, according to an announcement by Kenneth W. Waldorf, Zapata Gulf chairman and chief executive officer.
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association of the inland and coastal tug and barge industry, will hold its annual meeting and spring convention on April 4-5, 1991, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. All AWO members,
A new generation of fireboat hit the water this June. The NFPA Class 'C' 37- knot speedster exhibited speed, maneuverability and control. She had high pumping capacity and the ability to recover more injured survivors at one time than boats twice her size.