Tacoma Boatbuilding Company (TBC) in Washington recently launched on schedule the USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9), the ninth in a series of ocean surveillance ships designed and built by TBC for operation by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. Speakers at the launching ceremony included Paul A.
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling
More than 150 members, guests and students met at the Officers Club on Pier 91 in Seattle, Wash, for the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers annual student day. The day's events included a morning technical session,
The U.S. Enterprise, reportedly the first American vessel designed and built to catch pollock and process surimi, has been delivered by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, to the Arctic Alaska fleet, Seattle, Wash. The 224-foot, 36-crew member, floating
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.
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.
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.
Charles M. Aker, president of Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., designer and manufacturer of marine maneuvering and propulsion systems, has announced the signing of a representative's agreement with Pumps & Power Ltd. of Vancouver, B.
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.
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.