The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at The New York Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. on November 19-21, 1981. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event," stated John J. Nachtsheim, president of the Society,
Seebeckwerft AG in Bremerhaven, Germany, formerly the AG 'Weser' yard, recently delivered the Railship II, said to be the largest train/car ferry in the world. The new vessel is now in service between Travemunde, on the Baltic Coast of West Germany, and Hango in Finland.
Central Boat Rentals of Morgan City, La., recently put to work a unique inland, 60-foot pushboat built by Brice Shipbuilding Inc. of Chauvin, La. The Vail Trail (shown above) is an unusual ship in that it has six rudders for improved maneuverability and control.
Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semisubmersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73.000 tons. After a conversion
As a further vindication of major Greek investment in marine propulsion research, the state-of-the-art. engine test laboratory inaugurated less than two years ago at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) will contribute to a new European
A few weeks before scheduled delivery of the first of two new 104 ft. (31.6 m) pilot for the San Francisco Bar Pilots, Marco Shipyard Seattle managers were anticipating a smooth, ontime delivery — but everything changed during the vessel's first sea trial.
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc. won a contract from Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. of Tampico, Mexico, to build a 202-ft. (61.5-m) Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) designed by Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM), part of the Aker Kvaerner Group. The design is based on the K220,
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $20.9-million contract by the U.S. Navy to build a 263-foot oceanographic research ship. The 3,200-ton, diesel electric, dynamically positioned AGOR-23 will be operated by the University of Washington.
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.
The Saudi Ports Authority recently awarded M.A.N, in Nuremburg, West Germany, as general contractor, an order for three floating cranes with a lifting capacity of 200-tons each. The pontoons are being constructed by M.A.N.-GHH Dock and Shipbuilding Company.