A main key to maneuverability in new ships is the special thrusters that enable her to keep on precise course or station and to "creep" at very low speeds, and demand for one such system, the Elliott White Gill™ thrust and propulsion unit, is said to be increasing because of its simplicity,
Guido Perla has always had a love of the sea. Perla, who was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, came to the U.S. in 1971 to pursue his dream of using the "tools" he was given to become a naval architect. His story is one that is marked by innovation, relationships and hard work.
The detail design and construction contract Peterson Builders Inc., of Sturgeon Bay, Wise., previously signed with the U.S. Navy has led to a succession of ARS keel layings at PBI. First the ARS-50 Safeguard in 1982; then the ARS- 51 Grasp earlier this year,
Richard I. Hoskins has assumed overall sales and management responsibilities for the Gulf regional office of W.B. Arnold Co., Inc. in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hoskins's previous experience includes over 20 years in various senior management positions with the Gulf Oil Corporation,
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., has been awarded a Ships System Design Study contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command to evaluate the proposed arrangements and construction techniques of the new class of Mine Countermeasure vessels (MCM) to be built in the near future.
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., recently signed a contract with the naval architectural firm of Knud E. Hansen of Copenhagen for the preliminary design and engineering, and specifications for two 800-passenger cruise ships.
In conference on October 1, the Senate receded to the House on the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) provisions in the fiscal year 1992 Maritime Administration appropriations bill. This action effectively killed the Senate amendment which would have restricted RRF purchases to U.
SPD Technologies, Philadelphia, Pa., has been awarded the contract to produce a special-design electric plant control panel for installation in the first of the U.S. Navy's new Seawolf Class nuclear submarines. The contract was awarded by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics,
NKK (Nippon Kokan) has developed a new basic ship design promoting greater energy conservation, which will be applied to three vessels (two ore/coal carriers and a bulk carrier) being built for Showa Shipping Company and Nippon Yusen. Shinichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Inc.
Hovermarine Transport Limited, the Southampton, Englandbased manufacturers of the HM.2 Mark III Hoverferry, has announced the first sale of their 65-passenger craft in Japan. Hovermarine decided more than two years ago to mount an extensive marketing effort in the Far East,