We are living in a time of vigorous world growth and the liberalization and globalization of world trade, and no industry will be more central to this process than shipping. As in the past, our industry will be driven by the requirements of the market and by advancing technology,
FBM Babcock Marine recently unveiled the FSPV, a vessel under development for three years that the manufacturer describes as "a revolutionary new high speed passenger ferry, which promises to deliver pioneering rough condition seakeeping capability, coupled with speeds of up to 40 knots.
Allison I m p l e m e n t s Performance, M a i n t e n a n c e , Reliability Improvements In M a r i n e Gas Turbines
The Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors has extended its product improvement efforts to the 501-KF and 570-KF marine gas turbine engines for increased reliability and maintainability of these highpower density, simple-cycle units. 501-KF The
The first 133-foot catamaran tug (Catug) built by Halter Marine, Inc. was launched recently at the company's Chickasaw, Ala., division. Scheduled for delivery in November, the giant twin-hulled craft will sail to Sparrows Point, Md., where she
The three new SS-2000 Class semisubmersible offshore drilling rigs being built for Zapata Offshore Company by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., were designed by Friede & Goldman, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, New Orleans, La. Design of
Australia's Adsteam Marine Ltd. agreed to buy Howard Smith Ltd.'s Australian and U.K. towage businesses for $248 million. Adsteam plans to use a $163 million bank debt facility from National Australia Bank Ltd. to finance the deal which includes
Portland, Oregon—May 21-23 The 11th Spring Meeting/STAR (Ship Technology and Research) Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held at the Red Lion Inn/ Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore., May 21-23. The theme of this year's symposium is "Looking to the 90s.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., which launched its first high-speed passenger ferry designed by Australian marine architect Philip Hercus just over a year ago, has announced the sale of its fourth International Catamaran (INCAT) to TNT Hydrolines, Inc.
The new Catamaran HSV 2 Swift was delivered to the U.S. Navy on August 13, 2003, during a celebration in Hobart, Australia. High ranking U.S. Military officers joined with invited guests to witness the handover of the 321.5-ft. (98-m) Wave Piercing Catamaran HSV 2 Swift, Incat Hull 061.
Nathan Friedland, well-known naval architect and an instructor in the design of offshore drilling units, has joined Santa Fe Engineering Services as manager of marine design. Mr. Friedland will be in charge of the design and development of offshore