Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.
Newport News Shipbuilding has been the recipient of several high-profile cruise ship repair projects of late, including the Millennium fix detailed on the previous page. The person responsi- ble for ensuring that the jobs enter and exit NNS' mammoth facilities — on time,
Keel-laying for MCM-3 Sentry, took place recently at Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wise. This ceremony marked the second keel-laying of the three mine countermeasure ships under contract with the Naval Sea Systems Command at PBI. In addition to the MCM construction contracts,
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command announced the acceptance of rates offered by 16 U.S.-flag ocean carriers under its container and shipping agreements for the period October 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. In the upcoming six-month cycle,
Gen-eral Dynamics has announced the award of an approximate $30- million contract to Morrison-Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho, to construct a pontoon graving dock at its Electric Boat Division's shipyard in Groton, Conn. The new graving dock,
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
PBI Launches MCM-10, USS Warrior, Seventh in Series Of 11 For Navy; Lays Keel For MCM-12, USS Ardent
The 224-foot wooden mine countermeasure ship MCM-10 was recently launched at the yard of Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The sponsor of the ship, Penelope L. Nyquist, wife of Vice Adm. John W. Nyquist, christened the ship Warrior.
Farstad Shipping ASA is an Aalesund, Norway-based company that operates a fleet of 49 supply-vessels, AHTSs and PSVs. In December Farstad received two new PSVs from Ulstein Verft AS. Immediately after delivery Far Symphony took over a contract for Norsk Hydro from Far Scandia.
V a l m e t ' s N e w A u t o m a t i on System O r d e r e d For T wo Product C a r r i e r s At H y u n d ai
A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.