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World Shipping And Shipbuilding

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.

 

General Dynamics Christens Its First LNG Carrier Built For U.S. Trade

The Lake Charles, first liquefied natural gas tanker built by General Dynamics to transport LNG to the United States, was christened recently at the corporation's Quincy, Mass. shipyard. When she goes into service, Lake Charles will carry LNG from Algeria to the U.

Mitsubishi's High-Speed Passenger Boat Promises New Era In Smooth Sailing

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) of Japan has developed a "dream ship" with pitchand roll-free cabins mounted on hydraulic controlled shock absorbers. The 48 V2 -foot-long, 17-gross-ton catamaran, which is the first Hi-Stable Cabin Craft (HSCC) high-speed ship,

Bethlehem Steel Lays Keel For Second T-AKX Reconstruction

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., yard has dedicated the keel for the reconstruction of its second ship in the U.S. Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Program, it was announced recently by David Watson, yard general manager. "The

Kidde Offers Free Brochure On Total Fire Protection

Total fire protection is the subject of an eight-page full-color brochure from Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde, Inc., of Wake Forest, N.C. The company designs and manufacturers a complete line of fire protection equipment: portable extinguishers; pre-engineered systems; and large-scale,

SHIP COSTS & ENERGY 82

September 30 - October 1, — New York, NY The New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, in conjunction with T&R Panel 0-36 (Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation Systems), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, will present

VPSI Completes Crankshaft Contract

Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. (VPSI), one of Canada's largest ship repairers and Sulzer service representatives, recently completed the installation of a new after-section of the crankshaft in the Sulzer 7RD 76 main diesel engine of the bulk carrier Tai Shing.

Fully Automated Containership Nichigoh Maru Delivered By Hitachi

Nichigoh Maru, a 36,912-gt, f u l l y automated containership built at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen, Japan, was delivered recently to her joint owners — Yamashita- Shinnihon Steamship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen.

Hyde Offers Independent Power Unit Systems To Meet SOLAS Requirements

SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.

Ice Tech 81

Ottawa, Canada — June 16-19 This major event will bring forth the results of research and development in designing ships for ice navigation by many nations of the world. For years to come "Ice Tech '81" will be considered and referenced as

 
 
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