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Conrad Shipyard Delivers Unique Drydock To Republic Of Venezuela

The submersible barge/drydock Rio Manzanares designed and built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., for the Republic of Venezuela, left the port recently under tow to its South American home port of Guanta. The unusual vessel was accepted on behalf of Venezuela by Capt.

 

Changes In The Navy Shipbuilding Program — An Update —

International Maritime Associates, Inc., is a management consulting firm located in Washington, DC. The firm specializes in providing market analyses, competitive assessments, project evaluations and corporate planning. Recent clients include M.A.

Schepen Appointed VP, Central America/Panama Service For Crowley

Rinus Schepen has been appointed vice president, Central America and Panama Service, for Crowley Maritime Corporation's Atlantic Division. He reports to Miguel A. Rossy, senior vice president- Crowley Caribbean Transport (CCT) Services. In his new position, Mr.

New Chief Seattle Fireboat Provides High-Speed Response

The Seattle Fire Department in Washington recently completed the training of crews for its new 26-knot fire boat, the Chief Seattle. With three Detroit Diesel 16V92TI engines rated at 1,000 shp at 2,300 rpm, driving both propellers and fire pumps,

Hitachi Receives First U.S. Order For Two Jackup Drilling Rigs

Hitachi Zosen recently received an order from Offshore Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hunt International Resources Corporation of Dallas, Texas, to supply two jackup offshore type oil drilling rigs. After delivery, the rigs will be operated by Penrod Drilling Company,

Hewitt-Robins Publishes Tri-Language Brochure On Cargoveyor Systems

Hewitt-Robins International Inc. has released a new four-color, tri-language brochure on Cargoveyor Systems — automated, continuous ship unloading/loading of bags, cartons and boxes. The new brochure offers practical solutions to the problems involved in the unloading and loading of bags,

Radio Technical Commission For Maritime Services Annual Meeting

April 2 9 — M a y 1, Boston This year's Annual Assembly Meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will be held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Tuesday, April 29 through Thursday, May 1. A Welcome Reception sponsored

Stanford Study Shows That Oceanrouting Reduces Casualties

A recently released statistical study of weather-related ship casualties shows that the use of oceanrouting services substantially reduces casualty rates. Performed by a statistician from Stanford University, the study examined more than 150,000

Navigation & Communications Equipment Review

Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.

UPDATE ON FY 1986 NAVY PROGRAMS

On 19 December Congress passed a continuing resolution providing defense program appropriations for FY 1986. It provides total obligational authority of $281 billion for defense programs. The Administration had requested $304 billion and last year's defense appropriation was $278 billion.

 
 
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