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,
Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) recently delivered the first of four 370,000-cubic- foot reefer vessels for Del Monte under construction at its Sevilla yard. Classed ABS A1 E AMS +RMC ACCU, the Liberian-flag reefer Del Monte
The recent launching of the 50,000-grt Costa Classica, Costa Crociere's flagship, at Fincantieri's Marghera, Venice, shipyard was hailed by a Costa official as the return of the "golden age of great Italian cruise liners." Dr. Nicola Costa, president of the Costa Crociere Group, and Dr.
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,
NEI Syncrolift of Miami, Fla., a world leader in shiplift technology, has received two more orders for shiplifts and transfer systems valued in excess of $3 million. One order for an eight-hoist unit with a lifting capacity of 1,150 tons was placed by the TOA Corporation of Japan.
Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
Aqua Signal AG of Bremen has developed a new computer-controlled lighting system which permits comprehensive, centralized control and dimming of the illumination on board seagoing vessels. The system makes it possible to create a tailor-made atmosphere— which
Ansul Fire Protection, Marinette, Wise., has introduced a new 3-percent alcohol-resistant concentrate firefighting foam, Ansulite 3X3, for both polar solvent and hydrocarbon fuel fire applications. Because new Ansulite 3X3 is multifunctional, vessel
Matrix Desalination, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has introduced its new high-capacity Platinum Series® watermakers. The units are all custom-designed by Matrix engineers and built precisely to user requirements and operating conditions. They cost-effectively produce from 3,
Mobile Marine Radio, Inc., owners and operators of coastal station WLO Radio, North America, one of the largest public coast stations in the U.S., and one of the world's largest coast stations offering fully automatic Radiotelex, has awarded to Radio-Holland USA,