All signs point to a lucrative investment opportunity in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers, as market demands for the product and improved production efficiency spreads around the world. There has been an increased effort on behalf of shipbuilders
On December 12, 1973, the first of a series of 43,300-deadweight-ton bulk carriers, the Althea, was launched at Eleusis Shipyards S.A. This is the biggest ship ever built in Greece. Eleusis Shipyards commenced operations in August 1969, and since then the yard has progressed rapidly.
The Super Hydrodyne, an improved towboat design that resulted from an extensive $500,000 research and development program, was unveiled recently by St. Louis Ship, a division of Pott Industries Inc., St. Louis, Mo. The Super Hydrodyne, claimed to
Iowa Marine S h i p y a r d of Keokuk, Iowa, recently delivered the M/V Blanche V to Gibbons Marine of Beardstown, 111. The Blanche is an IM-60 class vessel, 60 feet by 24 feet by 8 feet with an operating draft of 6 feet. She is powered by twin Cummins
Hoffert Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., supplier of deck and engine equipment and services, has added Hundested Multi-Pitch propellers to its products for distribution from New York south along the East Coast and to ports along the Gulf Coast.
The Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and
The four refrigerated cargo ships ordered from the Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff by British reefer specialist Blue Star Line are to be fitted with MacGregor-Navire (MGN) cargo access equipment. Confirmation that the Northern Irish yard had,
USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), lead ship in the most powerful class of guided missile cruisers ever built for the U.S. Navy, was commissioned recently at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of Defense Caspar W.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved a design change for four 35,000-dwt tankers built for Zapata Tankers, Inc. The tankers, which were constructed by Todd Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Calif., are the Zapata Patriot, Zapata Ranger, Zapata Courier, and Zapata Rover.
now appears that the 107th United States Congress will enact new maritime security legislation during a lame-duck session to be held this month. This is ironic since both Senate and the House of Representatives passed maritime security bills months ago,