For the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repairing industry, 1982 was a year of disappointments mixed with blessings. Blessings in the sense that the proposed five-year Navy shipbuilding and conversion plan will provide a measure of stability for the industry.
[...] Review — Blue Ridge cargo tanks. Each tank is fitted with a deep well cargo pump. The 658-foot-long ship is also fitted with a cylindrical appendage- type bulbous bow to improve speed, and is powered by a GE steam turbine engine. The
Broadened Boatbuilding Capability Spurs New Growth One of Bayou La Batre, Alabama's very old timers years ago said, "You can hear anything in Bayou La Batre except money rattling and meat frying." Fish was the staple and the area generated little outside commerce,
The Prowler and the Sablefish — both wide-waisted, house-aft boats termed "schooners" by West Coast fishermen—recently headed north out of Seattle for the king crab season, their introduction to the working fish fleet. The twin boats joined a
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.
—Literature Available An agreement to market Masson marine gear drive products has been signed by the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wis., and Society Europeenne D'Engrenages (S.E.E.), Saint-Denis-Les-Sens, France, manufacturer of Masson products.
"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.
AMT Marine expects to take delivery in May of a 136 x 34 x 12 ft. (41.4 x 10.3 x 3.6 m) mini-supply boat from Hope Services, Dulac, La. The boat, which is being designed by Frank Basil's Entech and Associates, will be powered by a pair of Cummins
Hawaiian Tug & Barge Corporation have ordered delivery of a 2,560-bhp ship-berthing tug from J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation of Tacoma, Wash. The new tug, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is scheduled for completion in September 1989,
Duraline, Central Islip, N.Y., manufacturer and supplier of multiple-operator welding equipment to the shipbuilding and ship repair industry, will introduce its latest state-of-the-art, solid-state welding control at this year's AWS Welding show, to be held in Kansas City, April 27-29.