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U.S. MERCHANT SHIPBUILDING

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.

 

Balancing The National Energy Strategy

This past February, the Administration released its long-awaited National Energy Strategy, laying out a range of options for federal energy policy that could reduce the nation's dependence on imported oil, especially from unstable sources like the Mideast.

Optimal Electric Ship Propulsion Solution

Throughout the history of shipbuilding, the key challenge too often has been how to build the right ship around a given propulsion system, rather than creating tailored propulsion system for the ship. That was true when the best propulsion "engines" available were sails,

Crowley Subsidiary Christens ATB

Crowley Maritime's Vessel Management Services, Inc., christened the first of four Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels on April 25 in New Orleans — the 9,280- hp tug Sea Reliance and the 155,000-barrel barge 550-1. Intrepid Ship Management, a subsidiary of Marine Transport Lines,

Falk To Market Masson Marine Drives

—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.

Bollinger Puts Its Expertise To The Test

With 22 drydocks in service, Bollinger Morgan City, L.L.C. recently stretched its newly expanded dry dock (see a c c o m p a n y i n g photo) to the limit with the docking of former sulpher vessel (now bulk carrier) Otto Candie COV Zeus measuring 505 ft.

A VIEW OF WORLDWIDE SHIPBUILDING REVEALS SIGNS OF REVIVAL IN SOME SECTORS

No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,

KMSS Maritime Black Box: More Than Just A VDR

On July 2, 2002, a host of new regulations of concern to most ship builders and owners was implemented according to the recent revision of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In conjunction with amendments to Fire Safety and AIS regulations.

CRUISE SHIPPING 89

Miami, Florida, February 28-March 3 Conference & Exhibition Expanded Following its sell-out success in February 1988, the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference and Exhibition, now in its fifth year, is to be expanded by an extra day and moved to a new and larger venue in Miami.

U.S. YARDS COULD COMPETE WITH EUROPE IN 1990s*

If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the

 
 
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