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.
The M/V National Energy, flagship of National Marine Service Incorporated towboat fleet, was christened recently at dockside ceremonies in New Orleans, La. As a mover of bulk petroleum and chemical products, the new towboat will primarily serve
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.
The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, maintenance, shipboard electronics, communication systems, weapons, etc. This special section covers contracts awarded between March 23 and May 31, 1988.
As might be expected when losing the most significant navy newbuilding project for a generation, Bath Iron Works (BIW) filed a protest with the General Accounting Office (GAO) challenging the fairness of the Navy's DD(X) evaluation process. The
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
Allied-Signal Inc. of Petersburg, Va., is offering free literature on Spectra high-performance ropes, described by the manufacturer as one of the strongest, lightest-weight fibers ever made. Pound for pound it is said to be 10 times stronger than