Part II: The Critical I m p o r t a n c e O f Block Support A feature article detailing the overall advantages of MAN GHH drydock designs specifically for naval ship applications appeared in the October 1987 issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News.
One hundred years ago, German master boat builder Wilhelm Hatecke founded a shipyard in Dornbusch on the banks of Germany's Elbe River. In the early days, work focused on repairing and building wooden boats. Today, Ernst Hatecke's freefall lifeboats
The N.Y.-N.J.-Sandy Hook Pilots Association recently took delivery of a high-speed, rough-water commuter dispatch boat. It is a 64-foot, allaluminum, twin-screw vessel designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, Mass., and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp.
Service Marine Industries, Inc., a full service shipyard located at Amelia, La., has been awarded a contract by Premier Yachts, Chicago, 111., to design and build a 175- foot megayacht dinner/excursion boat. Premier Yachts will operate the vessel,
The Coast Guard recently announced proposed changes in the regulations for lifesaving equipment on large commercial ships. The proposed regulations are the result of recent revisions of an international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, or SOLAS.
After two decades of proven reliability aboard flight decks of aircraft carriers, a general purpose, heavy duty, non-slip deck coating is now commercially available from American Abrasive Metals Company. The new abrasive coating known as Epoxo
MarineSafety International of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, has announced it has signed a multiyear contract with LOOP Inc. to provide operational and safety training for mooring masters and vessel traffic controllers.
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
The Ship Structure Committee, an Interagency Advisory Committee dedicated to the improvement of marine structures, has recently published some new technical reports of interest to those concerned with the design and safety of ships and offshore structures.
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.