Several years ago, naval architect Peter W. Sachse, owner of PSO Marine Transport, Inc. of Houston, foresaw a need for faster, better-designed crew/supply boats to serve the growing offshore oil industry. In 1977 he introduced just such a vessel,
It is incredible to consider that from the icy environs of Turku, Finland, emerge great ships of steel that are designed to spend their lives transporting passengers to and from mostly tropical paradises. Such was the feeling upon boarding the nearly 140,
Hitachi Zosen and an affiliated yard recently completed two ships for Liberian owners. Hitachi's Maizuru yard delivered the 27,916-dwt bulk carrier O Sole Mio to Stellar Shipping Corporation. She is designed to carry grain and/or lumber, as well as heavy cargoes like steel coils.
With the recent addition of the 418-ton island house assembly, Newport News Shipbuilding completed the final construction superlift for the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN- 71). The 1,092-foot ship is coming together in time for her scheduled
E n e r g y Audit Corporation, Montclair, N.J., an infrared scanning inspection company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to perform infrared electrical and mechanical equipment inspections on all of the aircraft carriers in the United States fleet.
Gerald W. Bush, Boston's commerce and manpower director, has announced that a newly formed corporation headed by a former General Dynamics executive is seeking to acquire the facilities of the Boston Naval Shipyard and the South Boston Naval Annex
One of the most respected names in the development of vessel designs suited to volume demand and series production, and still widely identified with the 'Liberty' ship replacement era, GTR Campbell Marine Consultants has fostered new links with the industry in China.
Name Tempera Type Double Acting Tanker (DAT) Owner Fortum Built Sumitomo Heavy Ind. Kvaerner Masa-Yards is well renowned for its ship and ship's equipment ice breaking technology. Upon visiting Finland on a recent excursion and enjoying winter in November, it's easy to see why.
A Norwegian consortium recently confirmed a contract for a new 84,000-dwt products carrier to be built by Burmeister & Wain's Copenhagen shipyard. Also agreed on was an option for a second vessel, with both carriers eventually entering service
The American Ship Building Company has received a group of contracts totaling approximately $20 million for the conversion of a Great Lakes bulk carrier and construction of several types of barges. First of the contracts is with Cleveland-Cliffs