The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission combat ship that will revolutionize the way the U.S. Navy builds and fights ships.
A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,
The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.
During the past year, Marystown Shipyard Limited in Newfoundland, Canada, has been developing an all-purpose anchor-handling/ tug/supply vessel design designated the M68 (LOA is 68.48 meters), capable of being fitted out with a number of options