The 50-foot move of a 160-footlong, 200-ton glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP) mold is done safely in 3Vi minutes on a film of air at the Mercantile-Beliard N.V. shipbuilding plant in Ostend, Belgium. Each of six mold sections are moved the same way by the yard,
FEBRUARY 12-13, 1991, OTTAWA, CANADA Arrangements are being finalized for the Canadian Maritime Industries Association's 43rd Annual Technical Conference, which will be held at the Ottawa Congress Center and the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario,
The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,
The Marine Machinery Association recently held its fall Government/ Industry forum in Crystal City with strong participation from industry as well as from the Navy's engineering and purchasing communities. MMA's president, Jim Fromfield of Leslie Controls,
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of Lockheed Shipbuilding Company's Gulfport Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The purchase price has been set at $21,000,000. At present, the Gulfport facility has U.
Arlington, Va. October 15-16 The International Ship Structure Symposium '84 (SSS 84) will be held October 15-16 at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. Sponsored jointly by the interagency Ship Structure Committee and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers,
An old naval submariner once said there are really only two types of ships — submarines and targets. However when it comes to corrosion, all ships are targets. Corrosion is the natural predator of all steel that operates in salt water environments.
The first American-owned, U.S.- flag, oceangoing freezer ship designed to operate off the U.S. East Coast was christened recently during ceremonies held at the New York Port Authority's Pier 1, Brooklyn. The "Holland" (shown above) will offer
OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGS, SUPPORT VESSELS, NAVY SHIPS, INLAND BARGES, AND REPAIR WORK BRIGHTEN THE U.S. PICTURE
For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding
ITT Antarctic Services, Inc., under contract to the National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs, is seeking the charter/purchase of an icebreaking research vessel to operate in the Antarctic and southern ocean waters in support of the U.