Tacoma Boatbuilding Company (TBC) in Washington recently launched on schedule the USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9), the ninth in a series of ocean surveillance ships designed and built by TBC for operation by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. Speakers at the launching ceremony included Paul A.
—Literature Available— Machinery selection for a cruise ship is a demanding task. Compared with other ship types, there are many unique requirements for cruise ship machineries. Passenger demand must be given the highest priority when selecting machinery concepts.
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $5-million contract to build two high-speed 112-foot, 250-passenger ferries for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The all-aluminum vessels are based on Trinity's proven monohulled designs
0stensjo Rederi AS of Haugesund, Norway has received Ajax, one of the most powerful dedicated tanker escort tugs in the world, and the most powerful in Europe, for service on the west coast of Norway. Constructed by Astilleros Zamakona S.A. of Vizcaya/Bilbao,
GTR Campbell, the designers of standard design ships like Freedom, Fortune, Friendship, Fantasy, Fortune MKII, Festiva, Valiant and Galaxy in cooperation with their associated concept design firm; Algoship Designers Ltd. of the Bahamas are behind
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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.
The fishing vessel Sea Wolf, originally built by Marco in 1979 as a 123-foot combination crabber has since undergone more than one major change to stay in the forefront of the changing fisheries. In 1982, the Sea Wolf underwent a trawl conversion that included winches,
Charles M. Aker, president of Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., designer and manufacturer of marine maneuvering and propulsion systems, has announced the signing of a representative's agreement with Pumps & Power Ltd. of Vancouver, B.
The Saudi Ports Authority recently awarded M.A.N, in Nuremburg, West Germany, as general contractor, an order for three floating cranes with a lifting capacity of 200-tons each. The pontoons are being constructed by M.A.N.-GHH Dock and Shipbuilding Company.