Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,
More than 100 attendees at a recent Marine Machinery Association (MMA) meeting held at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Va., heard Alabama Congressman Bill Nichols, chairman of the Investigative Subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services,
The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built
Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. of South Korea is constructing four multipurpose, wider-hatch container/bulk carriers for the Jardine Group of Hong Kong and Gearbulk Ltd. of Norway. The first ship in the series, the Hawk Arrow
Carrier Transicold, a division of United Technologies, is offering a free 20-page worldwide directory detailing its marine refrigeration and air conditioning sales and services centers. Entitled "Ports of Call World- wide," the publication provides the addresses,
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,
Integrated Ferry Constructors Ltd. (IFC) of North Vancouver, the company managing construction of British Columbia's first superferry for the B.C. Ferry Corporation, will build the stern section (Block A) of the ship's hull in Victoria using the workforce
B.C. Pacific Capital Corporation recently signed an agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. to Shieldings Incorporated, a private, Canadian- owned company headquartered in Toronto and Vancouver which has
The Maritime Administration has received an application from United States Cruises, Inc., a subsidiary of Pacific Building Corporation of Seattle, for a Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in refinancing the reconstruction of the passenger ship United States.
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 .