As a resounding endorsement of its long-term commitment to shipbuilding in the U.K., Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has created a state-of-the-art ship production facility within Portsmouth Naval Base. Having recently attained preliminary operational status through steel cutting on 295-ft.
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,
The U.S. barge and towing industry has established an excellent reputation for being responsive to the needs of America's shippers and consumers. It is fuelefficient, cost-effective and highly productive. With these qualities, it is no wonder
Designed by Robert Henry of Bay Marine, Inc. and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation for Robert P. Stevens of Buzzards Bay, Mass., the lobster boat Miss Julie is an all-aluminum, 65-foot single-screw vessel that combines speed, maintainability,
Two hydraulic service cranes have been supplied by HIAB-FOCO of Sweden to Norway's Gullfaks oilfield project in the North Sea. The cranes, both HIAB 180 Sea Crane units, were specially designed for use on tanker loading facilities in the North Sea.
U.K.-based Elinca Ltd. of Sheffield recently won a major order to install its systems, which control marine fouling and corrosion in ships' seawater systems, on five VLCCs owned by Chevron Shipping Company. The tankers to be protected are the Howard W.
Canadian Defense Minister Perrin Beatty recently announced plans to design and build 12 minesweeping vessels to fill a gap in Canada's aging naval fleet. The contract is valued at 750 million Canadian dollars (US$624.4 million). J.Y. Clarke, president
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
Fire Combat, Inc., Marinette, Wise., is offering a free 10-page product manual on their fire suppression systems (dry chemical, foam and halon), fire apparatus and custom systems engineering. The 10-page binder-type manual outlines the general
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.