Sea-Kindly: A Steady Vessel by Design

Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea


Blohm+Voss: 125 Years Young

More than 125 years ago, on April 5, 1877, two young and ambitious engineers, Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss joined together to what has since evolved into one of Germany's most advanced and largest shipyards - Blohm + Voss Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik (shipyard

Illman Jones Has N e w Location And Name To Meet Growth

Illman Jones, Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of their new office and warehouse facilities in American Canyon, Calif. Previously located in Oakland, Illman Jones has been a major worldwide supplier of large-bore diesel engine parts and accessories for over 25 years.

Nichols Brothers Delivering Catamaran To Glacier Bay Yachts

Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc. of Seattle will take delivery this month of a Nichols Brothers Boat Builders 370-passenger catamaran, Glacier Bay president Robert Giersdorf has announced. Nichols Brothers is building the 86-foot, high-technology catamaran,

Danish Two-Stroke Bastion

As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,

Bridgestone Receives $5-Million Order For Hose For LOOP Terminal

Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, recently received a sizable order for large-bore marine hose for unloading crude oil, from Fluor Ocean Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, who is the contractor for the project of the Louisiana O f f s h o r e Oil Port (LOOP).

Seebeckwerft Receives $38.9-Million Order To Build Rail Ferry

Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.

Multi-Purpose Freighters To Be Built By Seebeck

Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, has received orders to build two 3,000-ton multipurpose freighters for two shipping companies in Leer. The vessels are of a new ship-type developed by the Seebeck shipyard in conjunction with their clients.


The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.

Leif Hoegh Orders Two Multipurpose Ships From Japanese Yard

Nedlloyd Inc., 5 World Trade Center, Suite 617, New York, N.Y. 10048, general agents for Leif Hoegh & Company in the USA, have announced that L. Hoegh & Company A/S of Norway (Oslo) recently placed an order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan

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