Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
For the U.S. maritime industry, and for the U.S. Coast Guard, the fiscal year 1986 budget sent to Congress by President Reagan was little short of disastrous. For the U.S. shipbuilding industry and its various suppliers and subcontractors, though,
Boyer Towing, Inc. of Ketchikan, Alaska, will take delivery in April this year of a new 86-foot, twinscrew tug under construction at Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation in Tacoma, Wash. The 1,800-bhp vessel, with a beam of 25.5 feet and depth of 15 feet,
According to Gruzling, the Hydralift skegs work in a number of ways. They have a much higher aspect ratio than regular skegs, which makes them more efficient foils; that is they have a higher lift to drag ratio than regular foils. Although the
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has completed the all-steel, 105-foot harbor tug, Paz, to the Panama Canal Commission, Republic of Panama. Original construction was begun by another shipyard which did not complete the vessel due to inclement
WABCO Fluid Power division has been awarded a contract to provide electropneumatic propulsion control systems for the Navy's new T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oilers. These vessels will have the Colt Industries' newly developed diesel engines, the largest engine manufactured in the U.
—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.
Conoco, Inc., the Houston-based oil firm, recently announced it would increase its capital spending by 25 percent to $2 billion in 1991. According to company president Constantine Nicandros, Conoco's increased spending is not in response to present
Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.