The bombshell provided by Canada's April 1989 budget completely overshadowed any definitive review of 1988, with respect to Canada's shipyards and associated marine manufacturing and supply industries. I'll return to this dramatic issue after a quick look at the year ending on December 31,
—A Review— Faster turnaround in port means increased profits for all vessel operators. To meet that need, designers and manufacturers of cargo handling equipment and access and stowage systems continue to improve their products and to introduce new,
Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Inc. of Freeport, Fla., recently completed the excursion/dinner cruise vessel Calypso II for Nassau Cruises Ltd., a Bahamas-based company. The 550-passenger vessel, with an overall length of 105 feet, beam of 29 feet,
Several hundred people gathered at the Sturgeon Bay, Wise., shipyard of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) recently for the commissioning ceremonies of the USS Salvor (ARS-52), one of the most versatile support ships in the U.S. fleet. She is the third
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. last month delivered the latest in a line of innovative vessels — and the first of Bollinger's new 220 'super shelf series. Ms. Sara Jane is the first of two new 207 x 53 x 19-ft. (63 x 16.1 x 5.7 m) supply boats to MNM Boats,
Ocean Salvors Company of New York, N.Y., and Crescent Towing and Salvage Company, Inc. of New Orleans, La., have jointly announced the establishment of a Gulf Coast salvage station in New Orleans. Ocean Salvors, an expanding enterprise of two leading
The Maritime Administration recently opened its new Merchant Seaman Fire Training Center at Swanton, Ohio. It is intended to serve the eight-state Great Lakes mid-continent area, including inland waterways. This is the fourth such facility MarAd supports.
The Elinca marine growth and corrosion control system, marketed in North America by Blume Worldwide Services, Scarsdale, N.Y., has been selected by Chevron Shipping Company, San Francisco, for protection of the main seawater service systems and condensers on five VLCCs operated by the firm.
The acoustical laboratory of Soundcoat Company, Inc., Deer Park, N.Y., has improved upon their proprietary vibration control material DYAD where it can now provide high damping from -15 F for DYAD 601 to 250 F for DYAD 609. DYAD is used for constrained layer
Envirovac Systems, Rockford, 111., was recently awarded an initial contract to begin the renovation of toilet systems on 12 high-endurance cutters as part of a major rehabilitation and modernization project by the U.S. Coast Guard. Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, Seattle, Wash.