Aluminum Popularity Growing Fast Among Diverse Group of Boat Builders Aluminum has been used in the marine industry for more than 100 years because of its light weight and ease of fabrication combined with good corrosion and fatigue resistance.
A 180-foot supply vessel which once served offshore oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico was converted in 90 days by Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., shipyard to a crabber/ processor for use in the Bering Sea. The "new" Northern Enterprise began
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
New York City rolled out the red carpet to welcome Norwegian Cruise Line's (NCL) latest addition to its fleet. In December, NCL debuted the 92,250-ton Norwegian Dawn, with NYC style reminiscent of the ship's new homeport. The christening ceremony
Twenty-one executives of the maritime industry from nine different countries were elected members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semi-annual meeting in September of the Board of Managers of this international ship classification society.
2 5 % Increase In Passenger Capacity By 1990 The cruise business is experiencing a new construction boom, with more than 20 new cruise ships under construction, on order, or in the planning stage. Passenger capacity of the cruise fleet is expected to increase by 25 percent up to 1990.
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.
A few weeks before scheduled delivery of the first of two new 104 ft. (31.6 m) pilot for the San Francisco Bar Pilots, Marco Shipyard Seattle managers were anticipating a smooth, ontime delivery — but everything changed during the vessel's first sea trial.
The Ocean Odyssey, a new super-class Arctic semisubmersible recently completed for Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans, was christened during impressive ceremonies held at the Oppama shipyard of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
G.W. James Jr., president, T.L. James & Co., Inc., Ruston, La., has announced that his firm is in the process of forming a joint venture with Hollandshe Aanneming Maatshappij BV (HAM), Rijwijk, the Netherlands, for the purpose of entering the seagoing hopper dredging business.