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New Mono-Hull Form Provides Ultra-Stable Drilling Platform

A new mono-hull form having motion characteristics almost equivalent to many semi-submersibles in operational sea states has been developed and marketed by Waller Marine, Inc., a Houston-based marine design and construction organization. The concept, originally conceived and patented by F.

 

Far East-Levingston Upgrades Facilities

In line with the government's emphasis to upgrade the skill and technology level of local industries, Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Limited (FELS) has taken a significant step forward to enhance its operations. The company has acquired license from

Designers & Planners Sold—Names Four To Top M a n a g e m e n t Posts

Designers & Planners, Inc., was purchased recently by Seatech Industries, Inc. from Todd Shipyards Corporation. The new Board of Directors of the firm has named Feridun K. Serim, Wolfgang Reuter, and Monroe Levy as the new senior controlling officers.

Former Leading U.S. Builder Becomes Leading U.S. Repairer

BMD Posts Successful Year; Eyes Retrofit Market Following a period of transition and consolidation of its marine operations, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, at one time one of the leading shipbuilders in the nation, has made a successful transformation into one of the leading U.

Bender Shipbuilding To Convert Galena Eagle

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.

Rosenblatt Expands West Coast Operations—Gets $7.2-Million Navy Contract

M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., one of the nation's largest naval architecture and marine engineering firms, has expanded its Western Area operations with a recently added facility in Oxnard, Calif. The Oxnard office will be staffed initially with 60 engineers,

Autostructure - For Ease In The Creation Of Internal Strucutres

In June 2000, Autoship Systems Corporation of Vancouver, Canada launched Autostructure, its new internal structural design program. Autostructure is used to create a 3-D model of a vessel structure and to output the parts of that model in CAD format.

US Carriers Ask Government To Enforce Cargo Competition Rule

Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.

SNAME Publishes Full Computer Analysis Of Shipping Operations

A project that has been 10 years in the making by the Marine Systems Committee of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has now come to fruition with the publication of a complete computer analysis of any number of shipping operations using

Industry Challenges Underscore Seatrade Convention

The 2002 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention and trade show will be held on March 11-15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Fla. The conference will provide cruise lines and suppliers a venue to exchange ideas on marketing and management,

 
 
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