One of the Maritime Administration's (MarAd) missions is to provide shipping capability during a declared national emergency. As one part of this mission MarAd has identified the need to have "on-the-shelf" plans and specifications f o r designs which will satisfy shipping requirements.
Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron,
Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in Ulsan, South Korea, has recently delivered the 23,500- dwt bulk carrier Kowulka (shown above) to her Australian owner, Gypsum Resources Australia Pty. Ltd. This vessel has special significance, as she
The first of the U.S. Navy's new class of fast supply ships, the USNS Capella, was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chester, Pa. U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (RPA), was the keynote speaker; his wife, Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Specter,
Computer simulations and tests have been carried out by LauritzenCool and York Marine AB to confirm the suitability to distribute air in refrigerated cargo holds without gratings. The investigated grating-less concept was reportedly confirmed as
The launching ceremony for a new ship, Yard No. 1143, was performed recently at the M.A.N. Division GHH Sterkrade dock construction yard, Nordenham/Blexen, by Mrs. Franziska Ewen, the wife of the West German Member of Parliament Carl Ewen (Aurich/Emden).
SAFENVSHIP, a $14.9 million EU project to develop design methodologies and testing technologies, which can be used in the development of future large passengerships, was launched at the Genoa headquarters of Italian classification society RINA on July 5.
Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc. of Longview, Wash, has awarded of the construction contract for a new 78 ft. (23.8 m) Z-drive tug to Diversified Marine, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. This new tug is the seventh in the series of the ASD 23/35 high-performance,
Incat. a leading builder of high-speed ships, went on to win both categories for which it was nominated at this year's Cruise+Ferry Awards in London. Recognizing initiatives in design work, safety, environment protection, technology, and shipboard services,
Attuned to the liner shipping industry's unerring drive for economies of scale, classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) has developed a conceptual design of container vessel incorporating a 12,500-TEU capacity. Although some 55-60 percent