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Maritime Reporter recently spent some time with Mike Ellis. Executive VP and COO of Bollinger Shipyards. Inc.. to discuss offshore market business trends and the future direction of one of the nation's elite marine construction companies. Q:
Signs Of Improvement As Passenger Ship Orders Rise Despite battling what the European Community termed "aggressive, irregular and unfair international competition" from the Far East, European shipyards showed signs of improvement during late 1987 and early 1988.
From an address recently presented to The Annual Meeting of the Propeller Club of the United States Our inland and coastal barge industry is too little understood, indeed it is largely invisible and we have only to look into the mirror to discover who is to blame for that.
After having successfully completed a series of 11 Freedom-type general cargo vessels of 14,800 dwt each and two 91,600-dwt tankers, Jurong Shipyard Limited, Singapore, has diversified its activities to build more sophisticated vessels. Recently,
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
The Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., was recently awarded a $725,951,700 fixed-price, incentive contract to build the lead submarine of the U.S. Navy's Seawolf Class (SSN-21). According to reports, the Seawolf Class
2 5 % Increase In Passenger Capacity By 1990 The cruise business is experiencing a new construction boom, with more than 20 new cruise ships under construction, on order, or in the planning stage. Passenger capacity of the cruise fleet is expected to increase by 25 percent up to 1990.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the construction of four Ocean Odyssey Class selfpropelled, semisubmersible
The advent of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) not only brought a new dimension in cargo handling, it also brought a new dimension to tank washing. Water washing of cargo tanks of these large vessels requires tremendous volumes of water. For this