Bigger, Bigger . . . Bigger

The world today is filled with contradictions. In the context of this timely Super Ocean Carrier Conference, many of those paradoxes have a particular relevance. Instead of peace and tranquility, there is turmoil and confusion. Instead of confidence in traditional procedures, there is doubt.


World's Largest Monohull Crane Ship To Be Outfitted At McDermott Yard

The world's largest monohull crane vessel, McDermott Marine Construction's new Derrick Barge 50, has arrived in New Orleans for final outfitting at McDermott Shipyard before she goes in service in the Gulf of Mexico. A self-propelled dynamically positioned monohull vessel,

Caterpillar-Powered Passenger Ferry Delivered By Moss Point Marine To State Of North Carolina

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the Carteret, a new 161-foot ferry to the State of North Carolina. The vessel can transport 200 passengers and 30 autos. The $2.7-million, all-steel Carteret is 161 feet long, with a 50-foot beam and 12.

Nichols Brothers Delivers High-Speed Army Catamaran For Use In Marshall Islands

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817

J.J. Henry And Seadrec Form Joint Venture To Serve Dredging Clients

The J . J . Henry Company, Inc. of Moorestown, N.J., and Seadrec Ltd. of P a i s l e y , Scotland, announce the formation of a joint v e n t u r e company to provide dredge designs, detail construction drawings, associated engineering services,

Navy Secretary Says '83 Budget Permits Fleet To Reach 600 Ships

The Administration's budget for fiscal year 1983 will allow the Navy to reach a 600-ship fleet, Navy Undersecretary James Goodrich told the Western Shipbuilding Association. Speaking before the group's recent annual meeting, Mr. Goodrich said the Navy currently has 514 ships,

Spanish Society And ABS Enter Agreement

The newly organized Spanish ship classification society FIDENAVIS, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have entered into an agreement of full cooperation between the societies, it was announced by Robert T. Young, chairman and president of ABS.

Upward Trend Reported In World Orderbook

A steady upward climb in the world orderbook for the 27-month period from January 1979 to April 1981 has been reported by the newsletter Bremen International, published by the Senate of the West German city. As of April this year, for vessels 2,

Congressional Conferees Agree To Appropriate $228.4 Million For Strategic Sealift Program

Conferees from the Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed to appropriate $228.4 million in support of the Navy's Strategic Sealift Program. The money will be used to purchase additional commercial tonnage from private owners for the Ready Reserve Force,

U.S. Vessel Loan Guarantees: Myths And Realities

In September 1993, as the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation announced a new commercial shipbuilding initiative, the President declared that "[shipbuilding is one of the keys to America's national defense, and helping our shipbuilders succeed

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