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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1986

A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,

 

AMERICA'S SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED YARDS REFERENCE GUIDE AND REVIEW

Serving The U.S. Inland And Coastal Waterways Vessels: Since the focus of the Annual National Waterways Conference August issue is on the inland and coastal waterways of the U.S., MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS thought it might be interesting

WEST COAST SHIPYARD

—A Review— FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.

CRUISE SHIPPING 88

Miami Beach, Fla., February 23-25 Seatrade's fourth annual cruise shipping conference and exhibition, Cruise Shipping 88, will be held at the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami, Fla., February 23-25. Last year, Cruise Shipping 87 was also held at the Fontainebleau Hilton,

Swiftships Completing 20-Acre Repair Yard In Freeport, Texas

Swiftships, Inc., one of the world's largest shipbuilders, announced plans to construct a 20- acre repair facility in Freeport, Texas. When the facility begins initial operation on August 15, it will become the fourth shipyard owned and operated by the Morgan City, La.

U.S. NAVY - A MORE POWERFUL FUTURE

"Let our position be absolutely clear: an attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.

Kvichak Delivers To Pilots Association

Kvichak Marine Industries delivered Chinook + a 72 x 21 ft. (21.9 x 6.4 m) all aluminum pilot boat — to the Columbia River Bar Pilots Association of Astoria, Ore. The vessel replaces the 30-year-old Peacock that had previously been used on the River.

Peterson Launches CF Industries' First Integrated Tug/Barge Unit

The tug Jamie A. Baxter, part of the first integrated tug/barge unit to be operated by CF Industries, Inc., was recently launched at the Peterson Builders, Inc. shipyard at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. This announcement was made jointly by R.R. Baxter, president

A m e r i c a n W a t e r w a ys S h i p y a r d C o n f e r e n ce O f f i c e r s Elected

The American Waterways Shipyard Conference met recently in New Orleans, La., and unanimously elected officers for the coming year. Elected were: chairman—Robert W. Greene, president and chief executive officer, Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind.

Rail/Sea Link Crossing Soviet Union Opened By Sea-Land Service

A rail and sea link crossing the Soviet Union that could cut up to two weeks off the time it takes to move ocean freight from northern Asia to Europe is being opened by Sea-Land Service Inc. of Edison, N.J. A transit time of 23 days has been projected

 
 
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