special review of some of the most notable and important inland and coastal workboats and shallow-draft military craft delivered during 1987—selected by the editors of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News for their high standards of design or performance.
Boyd E. (Butch) King was appointed CEO of VT Halter Marine Inc. at the beginning of the month. King most recently served as a senior associate with Booz Allen and Hamilton, consulting on various logistical support projects. Among others, this included
The cost of complying could be high - but not as high as not complying John Riding, director of Marico Marine, speaking at Ship Repair & Conversion in London, presents a rosy picture for the future of ship repair by pointing out that freight rates
Two years ago the President presented to Congress a program to reverse more than a decade of declining American military strength. In the preceding 10 years, real defense spending had declined 22 percent; our nuclear megatonage had been cut in
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has been awarded a $12,178,268 fixed price FMS contract for the supply of patrol boats and associated support hardware and services to the government of Cameroon. Work, which will be performed in Morgan City,
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between July 13 and September 30, 1988. For contracts prior to these dates,
Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS) recently announced the receipt, through its United Kingdom subsidiary, of a $5.5-million contract to significantly modernize the steel fabrication facilities at Kvaerner Govan Limited in Glasgow, Scotland.
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,