Star Information Systems (SIS) has signed a major retrofit and newbuild software contract with Color Line AS. The Color Line contract covers the installation of new-generation shipboard software for improved fleet management on nine existing ships.
The Western Strait, a highly sophisticated 185-foot geophysical research vessel with an SCR Diesel Electric propulsion system, has been delivered to Western Geophysical Company by Mangone Shipbuilding Company, a subsidiary of Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc.
The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards, Inc. in Harvey, La., recently completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of the 121-foot oceangoing tug Harvey Trojan (photo). Originally delivered by Halter Marine in 1974 as the Abdon Martin,
An International Symposium To Assist Ship Operators To Improve Operations "International Symposium on Ship Operations (ISOSO '81) is a 'Catch 22' title, deliberately. There are so many factors that go into the safe, profitable and efficient
The South Korean yard Hyundai was awarded the contract to lengthen four Atlantic Container Line (ACL) roll-on/roll-off containerships employed on the North Atlantic, it was recently confirmed by ACL. The U.K. shipyard Scott Lithgow is expected to have the contract to stretch a fifth ship,
Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contracts to supply the twin-screw controllable-pitch (CP) propeller systems for the Navy fleet oilers TAOs 198, 200, 202 and 204. Avondale Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc.
Avondale Industries Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $319-million contract by the U.S. Navy to construct three T-AO-187 Class fleet oilers. Each of the Henry J. Kaiser Class oilers will have a displacement of 40,700 tons, length of 677-1/2 feet, and beam of 97-1/2 feet.
Earle Messere, the technical director of the Naval Underwater Systems Center, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Southern New England Section, American Society of Naval Engineers. Mr. Messere likened the Underwater Systems Center to
Norwegian shipowner Arne Blystad A/S will participate in the parcel tanker fleet managed by Stolt- Nielsen starting in January 1987, according to a joint announcement by the two companies. Two ships, the 25,000-dwt Lake Anette and Dua Mar, will join at that time,
After 39 years of service to NOAA and its predecessor agency, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, the NOAA ship Whiting was decommissioned in May 2003 at its home port in Norfolk, Va. The ship has been an essential part of the NOAA fleet, working