Polar Tankers, Inc. unveiled its third state-of-the-art Endeavour Class doublehulled tanker. Polar Discovery, during a christening ceremony on April 13, at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, La. Phillips Petroleum Company,
Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.
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,
A paper entitled "Air Cushion Vehicles for the Arctic" was presented recently to the Los Angeles Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by Raymond A. Bennett, vice president for commercial development at Global Marine Development, Inc.
Alfa Laval Taiwan won an order for centrifugal fuel and lube oil cleaning systems and freshwater generators for four 3,500- TEU containerships under construction at CSBC, Kaohsiung, for Yangming Marine Transport Corp., Taiwan. Equipped with a B&W 10L80MC BHR main engine,
A member of the Wagenborg trio, MV Spaarneborg Slingewas constructed at German shipyard Flender Werft as part of a key component within a new transport system developed by forestry product company Stora Enso. Modeled after a new intermodal project,
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, maintenance, shipboard electronics, communication systems, weapons, etc. This special section covers contracts awarded between March 23 and May 31, 1988.
Shippen Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of a new 110-foot crew/ supply boat from Gulf Craft Inc. in Patterson, La. The Comet, an aluminum-hulled quad-screw capable of 23 knots, is the first crewboat to be powered by four Cummins KTA-1150-M diesel engines.
The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,