The last two of four 27-meter standby vessels constructed for Marine Services Limited, Brunei, were launched recently at Kanrei Shipbuilding Company Limited, Tokushima, Japan. The two vessels were named Marine Murut and Marine Kayan by their sponsor, Mrs.
Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash. The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced.
The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs.
A $lS5.4-miIlion contract for c o n s t r u c t i o n of three FFG-7 class guided-missile frigates was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works Corporation, a Congoleum company. The
The J . J . Henry Co., Inc., New York City, has signed an agreement with Cali & Associates of New Orleans to provide a new and unique service for the shipbuilding industry. Under the terms of the agreement, the Henry firm will utilize Cali's
Although formed under the Treasury Department from the Lifesaving Service and Revenue Cutter Service in 1915, the roots of the U.S. Coast Guard can be traced to August 4, 1790. It all began with a request by the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton,
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
As the first step in a fleet modernization program, an order has been placed for construction of the world's newest luxury cruise ship, it was announced recently by Holland America Cruises. The keel of the new 32,000-gt motor vessel, yet to be named,
—Free Literature Available— The Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y., has been selected by the British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Victoria, B.C., to assist their
The new 440-ft. (134-m) monohull high-speed ferry Corsaire 13000 will soon undergo speed trials at the French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, and the successful testing and subsequent operation of the advanced vessel will prove the value of the complete propulsion system supplied by MTU.
Following Congressional passage of The Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 6), on October 17, Joe Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators (AWO), said that "This first omnibus waterways bill in 16 years is a remarkable achievement.