The first in a series of five fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by Avondale Shipyards, a division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in recent ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. Named for the late Henry J.
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
A Boeing jetfoil to be evaluated in a variety of naval and commercial roles by the government of Indonesia was launched recently by Boeing Marine Systems in Renton, Wash. Bima Samudera I, the first jetfoil fo r the Republic of Indonesia, will
Bay Shipbuilding Corp. has announced the signing of a contract to build an oceangoing bulk cargo barge for Universal American Barge Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. This will be the first vessel built for Universal American Barge by Bay Ship. The
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,
Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.
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,
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.