Bigger, Bigger . . . Bigger

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.


Cat Pumps Introduces Corrosion-Resistant Line

— L i t e r a t u r e Available Cat Pumps Corporation of Minneapolis recently unveiled a line of corrosion-resistant plunger pumps featuring aluminum bronze manifolds and 316 stainless steel or Nitronic 50 wet-end parts. Durable ceramic plungers,

World's Largest Monohull Crane Ship To Be Outfitted At McDermott Yard

The world's largest monohull crane vessel, McDermott Marine Construction's new Derrick Barge 50, has arrived in New Orleans for final outfitting at McDermott Shipyard before she goes in service in the Gulf of Mexico. A self-propelled dynamically positioned monohull vessel,


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,

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

Global Marine Group Changes Company Name To GMG Systems, Inc.

Global Marine Group, Inc. has changed its name to GMG Systems, Inc. The new GMG Systems, Inc. name reflects the expansion of the company's product lines and services of both marine and commercial activities. The company has recently extended its marine efforts to ©1989,

Navy Awards $1.87-Million Crane Contract To Clyde

A $1.87-million contract from the U.S. Navy for lease of two shipyard gantry cranes has been awarded to the Clyde Division of the Koehring Group of AMCA International Corporation, according to an announcement by Koehring. The cranes, which are of a new design,

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.

BFGoodrich Rivnut Develops Innovative New Floating Fastener

BFGoodrich Rivnut® Engineered Fasteners, a business unit of BFGoodrich Aerospace, has developed an innovative, new floating fastener designed for quick, efficient installation where a blind application is complicated by hole misalignment. The Rivnut fastener,


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

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