According to many specialists electric propulsion is the best to have but worst to buy, with the argument that the investment is too high and the system does not pay itself back. Therefore a challenge and an opportunity for development to prove otherwise.
The newest guided-missile Aegis destroyer, Lassen (DDG 82) christened on November 6, 1999, was commissioned into the Fleet in Tampa Bay, Fla., on April 21, 2001. The technologically advanced Aegis warship carries the namesake of Commander Clyde Everett Lassen USN (Ret),
With tall, slab sides encasing a multideck configuration, the pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) has a characteristically high windage factor, influencing course- keeping, maneuvering and fuel usage. A new series of PCTCs at the top end of the capacity
Harrison G. Rowe has been appointed general manager of the San Francisco Division of Todd Shipyards Corporation, succeeding Angel Garate who has retired after a long Todd career, according to an announcement by Arthur W. Stout Jr., president of Todd.
A 262 ft. (80-m) containership from Antwerp had an unfortunate collision in Boston, Mass. with some rocks and ended up with a large number of tears, ranging from one to seven meters, to its flat bottom. Hydrex was called in to propose solutions for the major repair.
Ralph Arceneaux, president of Delta Shipyard, Houma, La., has announced the appointment of Wayne L. Harper to the company's newly created position of sales engineer. Mr. Harper has served in a wide variety of management and engineering assignments associated
Huthnance Corporation, Houston, Texas, the newly formed parent company of Huthnance Drilling Company, announced it has completed the acquisition of all limited partner interests in three of its limited partnerships and the stock of an affiliated company.
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, with the collaboration of Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced receipt of a contract for the construction of a BMC 150 H class self-elevating, c a n t i l e v e r beam, mobile d r i l l i n g platform from Arabian Drilling Company,
Congress discontinues the credit insurance program relied upon by U.S. shipowners for more than 65 years Title XI Credit Insuranee Discontinued When the Conference Report for the Omnibus Spending Bill, which provides funding for the federal government through September 30,
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, in collaboration with Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced the signing of contracts with Sedco, Inc. of Dallas to construct two self-elevating, cantilever beam mobile drilling platforms.