Versatile, small high-speed craft are becoming an essential tool for modern naval and paramilitary forces, however the roles of these vessels are expanding. Rolls-Royce's Andrew Rice looks at the evolution of the Combat Boat 90. More than 10 years ago.
The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc., of Houston, Texas, has developed a high-speed, multi-mission work-boat for series production. The all aluminum catamaran design has a length of 36 feet 6 inches, a beam of 14 feet and a draft of 1 foot 4 inches.
Joseph J. Cuneo, chairman and chief executive officer of the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., a firm of Naval Architects, Marine Engineers and Marine Consultants, has announced the appointment of Gregory J. Masaitis, David F. McMullen and Charles H. Gross Jr.
In June 2000, Autoship Systems Corporation of Vancouver, Canada launched Autostructure, its new internal structural design program. Autostructure is used to create a 3-D model of a vessel structure and to output the parts of that model in CAD format.
Another step to control the effects of major open-seas oil spills was taken recently when a Lockheedbuilt experimental oil skimmer and its Coast Guard escorts rode through a storm off the northern California coast. This demonstration of survival capability
In support of continued growth in both recreation and commercial/ military markets, Bruce Neimeth, president, MonArk Boat Company, Monticello, Ark., announced a number of promotions and changes. At the corporate level, two new positions, materials manager and information systems manager,
Rohr Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif., has announced receipt of a $3.4-million U.S. Navy contract for the system design and specification phase of an advanced technology Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program.