In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise


The Big Six

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,


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,

Challenges facing IMO

The first months of my tenure as Secretary- General of the international Maritime Organization have seen an extremely busy and productive period at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). and in this yearbook I am grateful for the opportunity

Coatings Corrosion — A Natural Predator

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.

Maritime Innovation — Practical Approaches '84 International Symposium

New York — September 27-28 The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, in conjunction with the SNAME T & R Ship Production Committee, will present its Third International Symposium, "Maritime Innovation— Practical Approaches '84,

Aluminum Crewboat Built by Dubai Drydocks

On January 20, 2001, Dubai Drydocks delivered the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the offshore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, the new vessel is

Sperry Gyrocompass System Receives NMEA Product Award

Sperry Marine was honored at the annual banquet of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) when the association presented its 1990 Products Award to the Sperry Marine gyrocompass system. The NMEA jury of industry sales and technical

Places of Refuge and Ship Recycling

Member States of the International Maritime Organization (1MO) agreed on the need for an audit scheme to assess their effectiveness in implementing global shipping standards, with the adoption of an Assembly resolution on the subject at the 23rd I MO Assembly,

China Preps To Take World Lead

Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's

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