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New Prototype Rescue Vessel, Built By Textron Marine For USCG, Credited With Saving Four Lives

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

 

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Name White Rose Builder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Owner Husky Oil Operation Type FPSO For many years now, contracts for ships and floating units to operate in an offshore environment have been much-prized value-added goals at Samsung.

COATINGS & CORROSION CONTROL

Prior to the 1970s, drydocking intervals were determined primarily based on the speed with which a vessel became fouled. Today, of course, this is no longer true because of the introduction of self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint by major marine suppliers almost two decades ago.

Philadelphia Section Of SNAME Hears Update On Coatings

The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its October meeting in Essington, Pa. Some 65 members and guests attended the technical session to hear a paper titled "New Construction Coatings and Corrosion Protection Update," presented by J.

Power for a New Breed of RoPax

Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.

Austal To Start U.S. Shipbuilding Joint Venture

Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.

ABCO Launches Three New Boats

ABCO Industries Limited, Marine Group — located on the waterfront of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — manufactures welded aluminum boats to 60 ft. The company has served the marine industry for 57 years, and during the past 15 it has developed a comprehensive line of aluminum boats.

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

General Electric Company, Government Electronic Systems Division, Moorestown, N.J., was awarded a $110,800,000 costplus- fixed-fee contract modification for AEGIS installation and test support for five DDG-51 class destroyers. Work is expected to be completed in January 1996.

Austal Ships To Build Massive High-Speed Multihull

Austal Ships and Fred. Olsen. S.A. have signed a contract for what the company dubs the world's largest high-speed multihull vessel which will be based on a new hullform. When delivered in the second half of 2004. the 416-ft. (126.7- m) cargo-vehicle-passenger

Brown Brothers Develops New Stabilizer System

Brown Brothers, the Vickers Marine company based in Edinburgh, has developed a new stabilizer system which combines the latest developments in hydromechanics with state-of-the-art electronic control technology. Called the VM Series, the new system,

 
 
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