The Secretary of State for Defense announcement on the royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer was hailed as a boon for South Coast Shipbuilding, as the revised strategy means that Vosper Thornycroft (VT) will play a significant role in the Type 45 program, building sections for all ship in the class.
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc., of Houston, Texas, has developed a high-speed, multi-mission work-boat for series production. The all aluminum catamaran design has a length of 36 feet 6 inches, a beam of 14 feet and a draft of 1 foot 4 inches.
Queen Mary 2 will not only be the largest, tallest and fastest passenger ship of its type in the world; it will also revive the august tradition of the transatlantic liner and take the design of such vessels several steps further into the future The
The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
1976 was a year of contrast for world bulk shipping. In the dry cargo trades some semblance of stability was i n t r o d u c e d into freight rates, which ended the year at virtually the same levels as at its beginning by the upturn in world economic activity.
Concurrent Systems has released Version 2.0 of its easy to use hydrostatics package NAPOL (Naval Architectural Problem Oriented Language). NAPOL is available in a personal version capable of performing calculations of Hydrostatic curves of form and
Another step to control the effects of major open-seas oil spills was taken recently when a Lockheedbuilt experimental oil skimmer and its Coast Guard escorts rode through a storm off the northern California coast. This demonstration of survival capability
A new technical committee, the Offshore Committee, has been formed by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Its purpose is to give wider emphasis to the offshore aspects of naval architecture and ocean engineering than heretofore,
Hellenic Lines Ltd. moved toward completion of its pacemaking $320-million modernization program with the recent commissioning of the M/V Hellenic Wave, the third of four Prideclass vessels being converted to fully cellularized containerships by Cantieri Navali Rinuiti, S.
A new epoxy polyamide coating with the corrosion resistance of coal tar epoxy, but without its application or toxicity problems, has been introduced recently by Devoe/Prufcoat, Devoe & Raynolds Co., a division of Grow Group, Inc. Known as CHEM-TAR™ High Build Epoxy Coating,