Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently completed the 85-foot catamaran Catamarin (shown above) for Harbor Carriers of San Francisco, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime. The 30-knot, 400-passenger vessel will operate
—Free Literature Available— Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Power Engineering Marketing Division, is developing new costeffective methods of ship control to concentrate control on the bridge and reduce the size of the crew required. One development
To Tim Domke, the new MA' Dixie Legacy (pictured on the cover), is much more than simply the largest, most advanced lift boat in the world. To Domke, the Dixie Legacy is personal, the culmination of a career built sailing onboard these unique vessels with the last four years spent shoreside,
The Marina S., a passenger/ supply vessel built for Dinko's Marine Service of Aransas Pass, Texas, has been completed by Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation of Greenville, Miss. The new vessel will be available for contract work in Gulf waters from Brownsville, Texas, to Key West, Fla.
Lloyd's Register has developed jointly an acoustic emission monitor providing a unique approach to crack detection and monitoring. When cracks in a structure grow, they produce ultrasonic stress waves, known as acoustic emissions (AE). Detection technology,
Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently delivered the 224-foot tuna vessel Patrician. The steel-hulled tuna purse seiner is the second of a seven-vessel contract awarded to Burton by Van Camp Sea Food Co., a division of Ralston Purina Co.
Last year the U.S. Navy approved Hamilton Chemical Corporation's Formula #303 to protect PVC cable which normally ignites at 300 degrees F from flame and temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees F for periods in excess of 60 minutes, according to the New York-based firm.
AT&T has been awarded a $157 million contract to build a new undersea fiber-optic cable that will link the U.S. mainland to Hawaii in 1993. Known as Haw-5, the cable is the fifth to link Hawaii to the mainland and the second fiber-optic cable to do so.
Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,
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