According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
Southwest Marine's San Diego, Calif., yard recently accepted delivery of the "Pride of San Diego," a new dry dock ordered as part of the yard's modernization plan. Art Engel, president of Southwest Marine and Roger Hedgecock, mayor of San Diego,
"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is electricity.
The Louisiana (shown above), the 10th liquefied natural gas tanker to be built by General Dynamics in the past three years, was christened recently in ceremonies at the corporation's Quincy shipyard. Mrs. Dwight H. Seely Jr. of Houston, wife of
EMH, Paris, France, will build two CALM — Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring — buoys for Petroterminal de Panama, S A . (PtP). The turnkey contract was awarded t h r o u g h Morrison-Knudsen, acting as agent for the pipeline company. The two SPMs will
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on
Waller & Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine consultants of Houston, has been chosen by American Tankships, Inc. and its parent Ingram Company of New Orleans to provide plan approval and engineering services to support Ingram's tanker
An option to build a second 140,000-dwt oil tanker at the Puerto Real yard of Astilleros Espanoles SA has been taken up by Nacionale de Navegacion (CNN), bringing to five the number of Suezmax tankers on order at the state-owned facility in southern Spain.
A discussion-provoking paper titled "Shipbuilding P r a c t i c es Around the World" was presented by Jay J. Hassani of Century Engineering, Inc., Baltimore, at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,