A & B Industries

Shaft Coupling Saves Time And Money For Northwest Boatbuilder

The marine industry is now successfully using an "unconventional" shaft coupling combining a high torque-carrying capability with ease-of-mounting and dismounting. Classified by Lloyd's, ABS, and DNV, among others, SKF OK couplings prove to be a simple,



Stavanger, Norway August 21—24 The sixth Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference and exhibition will be held August 21-24 at the Siddis Centre in Stavanger, Norway, one of the world's leading centers of offshore activity. Currently scheduled at two-year intervals,

Barging Ahead

Barge operators are often accused of giving the marine fuels industry a bad name. While it is true that there are barging companies with a debatable approach to the business, they are very much in the minority. Worldwide, barge operators are working hard to improve their services and operations.

European Yards Look To 'Formula' To Compete With Their Far East Counterparts

Judging from what was said at the Round Table organized by the Association of Marine Architects and Naval Engineers of Spain (AINE), held recently in Madrid, the European shipyards have found the formula that will enable them to compete successfully with their Far Eastern counterparts,


The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, electronics, communications and weapons. This special section covers Navy contracts awarded between December 28, 1987, and January 25, 1988.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $769-Million Navy Contract To Build Four Aegis Cruisers

The U.S. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton, Pascagoula, Miss., a $769.1-million contract to build four additional Ticonderoga (CG-47) Class Aegis guided-missile cruisers. This award brings the total number of Aegis cruisers

MHI Delivers Newest Tanker For Chevron Fleet

Chevron Corporation's newest tanker, the 78,000-dwt R. Hal Dean, was recently christened and delivered at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. Christened by Mrs. Gale Dean, wife of R. Hal Dean, a member of Chevron's board of directors,

Canadian Government To Spend $624.4 Million For 12 Minesweepers

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

FMC Appoints Barkan Director Atlantic District Office

Joseph G. Barkan, a veteran of more than 25 years in various segments of the maritime industry, has been appointed Director of the Federal Maritime Commission's Atlantic District, it was announced by Commission Chairman Helen Delich Bentley. A


May 1-4, Houston, Texas The annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC '89, will once again be held in the spacious Astrodomain Complex in Houston, Texas, on May 1-4,1989. The event, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will consist

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