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 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,
The Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the Alderbrook Inn, Union, Wash., during the weekend of October 13- 15, 1978. The meeting was attended by more than 100 members and guests.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has completed a major conversion of the Crescent Towing tug, Ned Ferry that transformed the boat from a single engine vessel with 3,500 hp, to a twin-engine vessel with 4,000 hp. It is the third of eight Crescent Towing 105-ft.
The U.K.'s Yarrow Shipbuilders recently won an order to build three more Type-23 frigates for the Royal Navy. The order for a fourth ship will be held over until next year when another batch of new vessels will be announced. Each ship is about
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's new Sabine Yard on Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas, will be operational in spring 1985 following the installation of one of the largest floating drydocks in the country. The announcement by David H. Klinges, vice
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,
The Shipyard Weekly, published by the Shipbuilders Council of America, recently quoted a Wall Street Journal report by staff reporter Bill Paul on a "worrisome trend" implicit in Russia's expanding ocean shipping fleet which now "blankets the globe.
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 National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program