Avondale Shipyards recently launched the Eagle I, one of the largest split-hull hopper dredges in the world, for Eagle Dredging Corporation of New Orleans. The unique vessel is being constructed at a cost of more than $30 million, according to J.
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
Norway's M/F Nordfjord is reportedly the world's first ferry that fulfills requirements for the "Clean Design" classification. Among the strict demands of clean design are low-level emissions to water and air, as well as a high level of reliability
Luther Blount, p r e s i d e n t of Blount Marine Corporation, has announced the delivery of the New Shoreham II, a new innovative, fuel-efficient cruise ship designed to carry 100 passengers. The vessel was constructed in six months, under U.
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
Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard recently launched its first passenger vessel, the Birka Princess being constructed for Birka Line Ab of Mariehamn, Finland. The ship's sponsor was Mrs. Runa Lundberg, wife of Birka managing director Gunnar Lundberg. After delivery in the spring of 1986,
The Southern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its quarterly meeting recently at the New London Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn. Norman L. Mac- Intyre of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. (Essex, Conn.), presented a
Germany's Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH (B+V) signed a contract with Norway's Red Band AS. Oslo, for the repair and extensive alteration work onboard the 28,670-grt passenger ship Black Watch. The 1972-built vessel will arrive at B+V during April 2005,
Thordon Bearings has supplied its COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for various commercial newbuild and conversion vessels. Known as the company's high performance water lubricated bearing system for blue water operation, COMPAC
There is certainly no let-up yet in the containership ordering spree as charter rates scale new heights, carriers continue to report record results. The Howe Robinson Container Charter Index has climbed to a new record of 1588.4. up by just over 252% since its January 2002 low point of 451.