Versatile, small high-speed craft are becoming an essential tool for modern naval and paramilitary forces, however the roles of these vessels are expanding. Rolls-Royce's Andrew Rice looks at the evolution of the Combat Boat 90. More than 10 years ago.
We first visited Maritrans' double hull rebuild program in 1998 ("Great Ships of 199,S- Maritrans is Making Waves") as the company delivered its first rebuilt double hull barge- the 23,000 DWT "Maritrans 192" (See Figure /. opposite page). Since
ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, held christening ceremonies for the M/V Ogden Dynachem, the first of two 42,000- dwt chemical product carriers currently being built for Ogden Marine, Inc. Mrs. Doris Bricker, wife of William H.
Tom Bender Jr., president of Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc., announced the award of a contract to Bender by Jo Daviess Riverboat Venture of Chicago for the conversion of the 205-foot Galena Eagle (Ex-Monte Carlo) from a dinner excursion vessel to a casino riverboat.
Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, Alberta, BP Petroleum Development Limited, and London and Scottish Marine Oil p.l.c., both of London, England, announced recently that agreement has been reached for the sale to BP and LASMO of Dome's shareholding in companies which,
FBM Marine Ltd. of Cowes, Isle of Wight, has won a contract to build three new catamaran ferry craft for the Riverbus Partnership who operate the RiverBus service on the River Thames. The 62-seat catamarans are specifically designed for use on riverine and harbor ferry routes.
An initiative to develop a new breed of medium-speed, economical and environmentally compatible, commuter ferry for Norwegian trunk routes has won early approbation from the service operating fraternity. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has
Six 32-foot high-speed fire retardant fiberglass Corsair river patrol boats, similar to the U.S. Navy's PBRs, have been sold to the Ministry of Defense of the Union of Burma for a contract price of $606,000 by Uniflite, Inc., military, commercial,
Rohr Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif., has announced receipt of a $3.4-million U.S. Navy contract for the system design and specification phase of an advanced technology Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program.