review of some of the oceangoing vessels that were converted during the past year for military and commercial applications. ANTARES Avondale Shipyards The USNS Antares, redelivered this year by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., was the first of three
When the Administration assumed office in 1981, the shipbuilding industry understood that it would be challenged to meet the performance and cost objectives of an expanded naval construction program. Further, the shipbuilding industry knew that
Nice, France—November 12-15 Gastech 85, the International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition, will be held November 12-15 at the new Palais des Congres "Acropolis" in Nice, France. This meeting will be the 11th in the very popular series, and the third to be held in France,
Barring the ability to transport mass amounts of cargo in a Star Trek-esque manner, it's reasonable to assume that ships and boats will continue to be the globes' hauler of goods for the foreseeable future. In the quest to make water transportation safer and more efficient,
National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., of San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to convert a San Clemente-class tanker into a 1,000-bed hospital ship, according to the shipyard's parent company, Morrison- Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho.
The J.J. Henry Co., Inc. of New York, has been selected by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co. of Seattle, Wash., to develop detailed engineering and construction drawings for the LSD-41, the first in a new class of Dock Landing Ships for the U.
RO/RO 88, the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on through transport utilizing roll-on/ roll-off (RO/RO) methods, will be held at the Svenska Massan in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 7-9, 1988. The central theme of the conference will be the future of the RO/RO business.
The Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri recently delivered the rail/car/ passenger ferry Logudoro to the Italian State Railways. The ferry is now in service between Civitavecchia, near Rome, to Golfo Aranci in Sardinia, and between Messina, in Sicily, and Reggio Calabria.
Homeport Marine Services, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., has completed the 195-foot fish tender Northern Wind, owned by Arctic Alaska Fisheries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. Upon delivery, the vessel will travel to Seattle by way of the Panama Canal where
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring