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 AWO regulatory program has as its cardinal objective the promotion of a stable and reasoned regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. The objective is best achieved through the Association's pursuit of compelling analysis and effective advocacy,
Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM) and Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Center (MARC), both part of the Kvaerner Masa-Yards Group, were recently awarded a contract to provide ice breaking consulting services and model testing for the USCG Great Lakes Icebreaker currently
A computerized shiphandling simulator to train deck officers of supertankers and other ships began operations in February at LaGuardia Airport's Marine Air Terminal, New York City, with a group of marine officers of Texaco Inc. and subsidiary companies.
Fabricating and transferring of ships and drill rigs using special Hydranautics hydraulic systems equipment has begun at Rauma Repola's Mantyluoto yard in Pori, Finland. The equipment permits ships of 8,500 tons steel weight to be constructed on land in sections,
The New Venture, a 277,083-dwt VLCC, was recently completed by Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen. It was then christened and delivered to the owner, New Dynasty Shipping Inc. This tanker is the first of its size to be developed by Hitachi Zosen. It
The first U.S. Navy surface warship to be named in commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama was christened at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The ship, officially named Mobile Bay (CG-53),
L a r i m e r N a m e d Chief E n g i n e e r i n g P l a n n i n g/ C o n t r o l M a r i n e t t e M a r i ne
Ralph Larimer has been named chief, engineering planning and control of all MMC engineering operations and supervision of project engineering functions. Mr. Larimer joined MMC in 1975 after completing active duty as a nuclear power qualified officer aboard the USS Grayling (SSN646).
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.
C.L. French, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the society's committee chairmen for 1983. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Advisory Public Service Committee — Donald P. Courtsal, treasurer, Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.