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World's Biggest Syncrolift Now In Service At Todd's San Pedro Yard

A new $47-million Syncrolift shiplift and land-level ship transfer facility, the largest and most technologically advanced installation of its kind in the world, was dedicated recently at the San Pedro yard of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Los Angeles Division.

 

A Helping Hand In Stralsund

In Stralsund, an ocean-going giant takes to the water with the help of a record-breaking lift. The Stralsund ship lift reportedly breaks all records, as nowhere in the world is there a lifting and lowering facility on a larger scale than this 754 x 115 ft.

U.S. NAVY SHIP PROCUREMENT Second Quarterly Update—November 1985

This is an excerpt from the second quarterly update to the IMA report on U.S. Navy Ship Procurement. Information is current as of 8 November, except if noted. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENTS The number of Navy ships under contract continues to decline.

OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1987

This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.

It's Time To Prepare For MARPOL Compliance*

*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin

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.

Todd To Move 'Frisco Drydock, $40-Million Syncrolift Being Built For Los Angeles Yard

Todd Shipyards Corp., San Francisco, Calif., said it plans to move one of the drydocks from its San Francisco yard to its Seattle facility in February or March. The company will transfer a floating drydock that has a lift of 40,000 tons, leaving San Francisco with a drydock that can handle 9,

Gastech 78 LNG/LPG Conference Includes Major Paper From OPEC

The program has been announced for the Gastech 78 LNG and LPG meeting which will be held in the new Monte-Carlo Convention Centre from November 7- 10 this year. It will be the sixth in the series. Leading the program will be a paper of great

Marine coatings & corrosion control

Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,

Austal USA Enters Repair Market

Following an accidental collision by a large OSV while in port, the Seba'an was taken to the Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Ala., for an extensive but quick repair. The damage was to the starboard side at window height breaking all of the windows

 
 
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