The Big Six

The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,



FEBRUARY 12-13, 1991, OTTAWA, CANADA Arrangements are being finalized for the Canadian Maritime Industries Association's 43rd Annual Technical Conference, which will be held at the Ottawa Congress Center and the Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario,

SeaArk Marine To Supply 19 Oil Spill Recovery Boats To State Of Florida

SeaArk Marine, Inc., Monticello, Ark., a leading U.S. supplier of aluminum workboats for commercial and marine applications, will supply nineteen 23-foot oil spill recovery vessels to the Florida Department of Natural Resources under a recent contract.

Construction Of First Of Two 70,000-GRT Cruise Ships Under Way At Fincantieri-Monfalcone Yard

The construction of two 70,000- grt cruise ships ordered by Astramar of Genoa, which will be among the largest in the world upon completion, is well under way at the Monfalcone yard of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani. The first of these two

Maritime Innovation — Practical Approaches '84 International Symposium

New York — September 27-28 The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, in conjunction with the SNAME T & R Ship Production Committee, will present its Third International Symposium, "Maritime Innovation— Practical Approaches '84,

MarAd Publishes Std. Specifications For Diesel Ship Construction

The Maritime Administration has released "Standard Specifications for Diesel Merchant Ship Construction," a publication intended to provide guidance to the maritime industry for the preparation of specifications for ships with medium-speed diesel propulsion plants.


For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding

SPD Awarded Contract For Integrated Electric Drive System

SPD Technologies has been awarded a $6.7-million contract to design and produce the 5,000-volt switchgear for the U.S. Navy's surface ship Integrated Electric Drive Program. The contract was awarded by General Electric's Naval and Drive Turbine System Division in Fitchburg, Mass.

Spiltrol Harbor Skimmer Delivered

Seaward International, Inc., recently delivered another Spiltrol Harbor Skimmer to Asiatic Petroleum Corporation. This is the second that Asiatic has purchased, and it will clean up spills in the Strait of Malacca. The first stands ready at Singapore where Esso Singapore Private, Ltd.

Hospital Ship Conversions By NASSCO Topic At New York SNAME Meeting

The first meeting of the 86-87 season for the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Conversion of San Clemente Class Tankers to Hospital Ships for the U.S. Navy," by Alan R.

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