Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.
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.
As the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' 39th president, I have the privilege of leading the society up to its centennial. SNAME has grown from a small New York-centered organization to a society with worldwide membership, recognition and prestige.
As part of an extensive expansion program, the Governmentowned Sembawang Shipyard in S i n g a p o r e recently began construction of a new floating dock. Scheduled for completion by mid- 1981, the floating dock will be the largest in the East,
—Literature Offered Fibergrate Corp. of Dallas, Texas, is offering literature on the innovative new Fibertred stair-step panels that are produced by the company. According to the manufacturer, eight of industry's most popularsize stair treads
Unidynamics/St. Louis, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UMC Industries, Inc., is offering a 24-page color brochure that gives an overview of the company, its growing facilities, capabilities, products, and organization. The publication first presents a message from its president,
Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years, most all marine structures will enter a shipyard for
Retired Rear Adm. John B. "Jay" Foley III, USN, one of the U.S. Navy's outstanding leaders during a 33-year career, has been named vice president of Northrop Grumman's shipbuilding operations in Gulfport, Miss. Foley, who recently retired from the Navy as commander, Naval Surface Force, U.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has announced expansion of its shipbuilding facilities at San Diego, Calif. NASSCO is owned 50 percent each by Kaiser Industries Corporation and by Morrison-Knudsen Company and is under the management direction of Kaiser Industries Corporation.
With the rapid increase in the need for large plants in nonindustrialized areas, major Japanese shipbuilders have each developed unique methods to build large plants utilizing their engineering and shipbuilding techniques, such as barge-mounted plants.