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.
Capt. James E. Grabb, USCG (ret.) has assumed the position of technical director on the staff of the American Society of Naval Engineers, in Alexandria, Va. This new position was created to provide the leadership necessary to implement the technical
The European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding
Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally of RoRo trailerships contracted in recent years to 23. The volume of business puts
Planning Research Corporation (PRC) Marine Systems Division, 1850 K Street N.W., International Square, Washington, D.C. 20006, will team with Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. in a $500,000 project to provide planning and engineering s e r v i c e s f o r the U.
On the heels of success in Washington, D.C., the SNAME Annual Meeting & International Maritime Exhibition is set to expand to 200 booths and is scheduled for October 20-21 in Houston, Texas. Watch these pages in the coming months for new developments regarding this crucial maritime event,
As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,
Southwest Marine, San Pedro Division, has been awarded a $1.24-million contract by the Military Sealift Command, Pacific, for the drydocking and lay-up of the USNS Comet. The 449-foot-long Comet, a T-AKR with a gross tonnage of 13,793 tons, will
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, will partner with Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. to develop and construct a prototype Response Boat Medium (RB-M) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kvichak. located in Seattle with full-service waterfront facilities,
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, Ala., has begun construction of a large floating drydock which will expand the yard's ship repair capabilities. The drydock will be able to handle ships up to 700 feet long and 20,000 deadweight tons.