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AWO'S AMERICAN WATERWAYS SHIPYARD CONFERENCE IS SHAPING POLICY FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH

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,

 

New Dry Dock Delivered To Southwest Marine

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,

New Tunnel Thruster Model Introduced By Omnithruster

Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,

Research Ship For NATO Launched At Muggiano Yard of Fincantieri-CNI

An oceanography and hydrographic research vessel with exceptional features and designed to meet stringent requirements, particularly for silent and vibrationless running for underwater acoustic and other research work, was recently christened Alliance by Lady Carrington,

Marine coatings & corrosion control

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.

New Manual Details Tank Protection Against 5,000 Products

A detailed "tank coating manual" has been published by Sigma Coatings BV as a guide for shipbuilders, ship repairers, petrochemical and allied industries, painting contractors, and many others. The publication is one of the most comprehensive guides

N e w Or M o d i f i e d Blades Improve C-P Propeller Performance

As early as the 1950s, controllable- pitch propellers accounted for a substantial and steadily growing share of the propeller market worldwide. KaMeWa AB in Sweden claims to hold some 30 to 50 percent of today's CPP market, and has delivered to date more than 4,000 C-P propellers.

McDermott Marine Readies Four-Pile Offshore Platform For Freeport-McMoRan

One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal,

Positive Outlook for Global Subsea Development, Deepwater Strengthening

There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,

A v o n d a l e Christens Fleet Oiler W a l t e r S. Diehl For U.S. N a vy

— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.

 
 
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