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.
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
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
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,
The Edward T. Gamage shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, recently d e l i v e r e d the westernrigged dragger/scalloper Settler to Capt. Didrik Didriksen of New Bedford, Mass. Designed by Woodin & Marean, Inc. of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the
After more than 25 years of indirect involvement in Japan, International Paint has now formally joined the Japanese marine community. At an inauguration ceremony held in Tokyo. David French, Sub-Business Unit Manager for Japan, Australasia and Korea,
Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, the oldest four-year naval architecture undergraduate institution in the U.S., recently announced the selection of a new trustee member — Frederick P. Eisenbiegler. Frank J. Graziano, chairman of the board of Webb Institute,
The Technical Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping has approved new Rules for Inwater Surveys and a number of additions and amendments to the Rules for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships, subject to confirmation by the General Committee.