Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
In these hard times, we are all experiencing- severe economic strains, and we are all looking for the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel." Over the last few years, many events have coincided bringing both the economy and this segment of
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Anna C., a specially designed and constructed passenger/vehicle ferry, to Nelseco Navigation Company, Inc. of New London, Conn. The vessel's primary function is to provide ferry service from New London to Block Island, R.
U.S. and Canadian companies have been licensed to manufacture a range of floating drydocks that operate on the submarine principle of using compressed air to blow water from their ballast tanks. Ammac Welding and Machine Works of Wilmington, Calif.
Since the introduction of its Traktor Jet 1-150 in 1987, North American Marine Jet, Inc (NAMJ) has (due to the tremendous acceptance of this revolutionary new high thrust, slow speed marine jet package), expanded into new market areas with the larger Traktor Jet HT Series.
Telescoping hydraulic cranes especially designed for offshore petroleum and other marine applications are available from National Crane Corporation. The National Marine Lifting System is comprised of the Marine 200, 400, 600A and 800B series. Together,
As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active companies — Wartsila Corporation — recently gave more insight into its long-term strategy as "The Ship Power Supplier.
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
There continues to be a widespread growth of a new condenser design. This new condenser technology is presently being used in air conditioning and refrigeration in military ships, cargo ships, fishing fleets and offshore rigs, as well as smaller vessels.
Willi Becker Ingenieurbiiro GmbH of Germany supplied a highperformance hi-lift flap rudder for the recently reconstructed 46,300- dwt chemical tanker M/V Seabulk America. Working with consultants on the project, Willi Becker Ingenieurbiiro worked