In the distance, storm clouds drop their torrent upon the sea as the ship breaks through heavy seas. The number on her bow — 85 — disappears and reappears with each crest of the waves. Suddenly above the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer,
Blohm + Voss GmbH in Hamburg, which has built ships of all variety, shape and size for more than 125 years, has a tradition building megayachts since the mid-1980s. The latest project from its burgeoning stable is the M-147. a 482-ft. (147-m) long luxury yacht,
World LNG demand is forecast to rise from 158 billion cubic meter (bcm) to 269 bcm by 2010 and to 428.5 bcm by 2020. This growth represents an average annual trade growth of 7.6% over the near-term, with a slowing to 5.4% through to 2015 and 4.
Two identical 101-foot aluminum crewboats, the Shawn (shown above) and Craig built by Halter Marine, Inc. for J.P.M. Ltd. of Ventura, Calif., are now serving Union 76 rigs in the Pacific off southern California. The boats were purchased recently from
Of highest interest in the marine field today is the design and construction of many specialized ships that carry cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Major shipyards in the U.S. and other countries are engaged in building these giant carriers.
As part of an effort by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to rejuvenate Boston Harbor, the Quincy shipyard, renamed the Fore River Staging Area, will be the site of a $6.1-billion redevelopment project. In 1987 the MWRA purchased the
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
American Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, will more than double its current production capacity by building a new manufacturing plant, warehouse, and office complex in northwest Houston. The AAI plant proposal, more than a year in the planning stages,
Congoleum C o r p o r a t i o n announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded a $224-million contract to its shipbuilding subsidiary, Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for the construction of five Guided Missile Frigates of the new FFG-7 class.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.