The world today is filled with contradictions. In the context of this timely Super Ocean Carrier Conference, many of those paradoxes have a particular relevance. Instead of peace and tranquility, there is turmoil and confusion. Instead of confidence in traditional procedures, there is doubt.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817
Europe's Leading Builder Receives Steady Influx Of Export Orders World shipbuilding is undergoing a period of positive transition. Prospects in the world shipbuilding market appear to be brightening after several years of downturn. Throughout all of this period,
American President Lines (APL) of Oakland, Calif., has called for bids for construction of an initial order of 733 forty-five-foot containers (prototype shown above), the world's first, according to Richard L. Hill, vice president for land operations and project manager.
Caterpillar, Inc. and H.O. Penn Machinery recently announced the sale of twenty 3608 diesel generator sets to the U.S. Navy. The generators will provide on-board electrical power in new Fast Combat Support ships, currently under construction in
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., has received an order from Nolty J. Teriot, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La., for two 175-foot class self-elevating workboats designed for maintenance of offshore production platforms. The order
Winninghoff Boats, Inc., Rowley, Mass., has introduced a 7.4 meter Harbor Master design workboat. Built of all welded aluminum, this 25- foot by 8.5-foot boat joins Winninghoff's existing line of commercial boats which range in size from 18 to 65 feet.
A & P Appledore, Canada Ltd., a member of the A & P Appledore Group, has been awarded a $2-million (Canadian) contract by Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, to design a shipyard capable of building large arctic vessels, including Arctic VLCCs up to 200,000 dwt.
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.
DOD Requests $100.3 Billion To Fund Navy Programs In FY91 The Department of Defense (DOD) has requested slightly more than $100 billion to fund Navy programs in FY 1991. The funding level is virtually the same as the amount approved for this year.