MARCO-Seattle shipyard has signed a contract to build two new 135-foot steel freezer longliners for Alaska Frontier Co. of Seattle, Wash. With the continuing "Americanization" of North Pacific fisheries under provisions of the Magnuson Act, the
Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
Signs Of Improvement As Passenger Ship Orders Rise Despite battling what the European Community termed "aggressive, irregular and unfair international competition" from the Far East, European shipyards showed signs of improvement during late 1987 and early 1988.
PBI Launches MCM-10, USS Warrior, Seventh in Series Of 11 For Navy; Lays Keel For MCM-12, USS Ardent
The 224-foot wooden mine countermeasure ship MCM-10 was recently launched at the yard of Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The sponsor of the ship, Penelope L. Nyquist, wife of Vice Adm. John W. Nyquist, christened the ship Warrior.
The Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., was recently awarded a $725,951,700 fixed-price, incentive contract to build the lead submarine of the U.S. Navy's Seawolf Class (SSN-21). According to reports, the Seawolf Class
Gen-eral Dynamics has announced the award of an approximate $30- million contract to Morrison-Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho, to construct a pontoon graving dock at its Electric Boat Division's shipyard in Groton, Conn. The new graving dock,
V a l m e t ' s N e w A u t o m a t i on System O r d e r e d For T wo Product C a r r i e r s At H y u n d ai
A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
Farstad Shipping ASA is an Aalesund, Norway-based company that operates a fleet of 49 supply-vessels, AHTSs and PSVs. In December Farstad received two new PSVs from Ulstein Verft AS. Immediately after delivery Far Symphony took over a contract for Norsk Hydro from Far Scandia.