Increased speed, durability and cruising range required for patrol boats is now possible with the "Mean 16" from Stewart & Steven- son. This 2,000-hp high-performance Dieseldrive® was adopted from the proven GM Detroit 16V- 149TIB basic engine.
NEI Syncrolift, Miami, Fla., has received three more orders for shiplifts and transfer systems. The systems are to be installed in the United States, El Salvador and Hong Kong. Scott Paper, Mount Vernon, Ala., is equipping its new yard with a 1,
This Spring, VT Group will unveil what it touts as Europe's most advanced naval shipbuilding facility, a nearly $60 million investment located within Portsmouth Naval Base. From the start. the facility will be used to build blocks for all the Royal Navy's new 7.
The 67-foot patrol boat Santa Cruz de la Sierra (shown above) was christened at a recent ceremony held at the Hope/Progressive shipyard in Houma, La. The new vessel, ordered by the Naval Forces of the Republic of Bolivia, was built under contract with Napco International Inc.
A 42-foot explosive ordnance disposal training boat valued at $218,500 has been ordered by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command from Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., according to James J. Doud Jr.
Aquafacs Marine Technical Services of Boston, Mass., and Los Angeles, Calif., has been awarded the in-water inspection and maintenance repair contract for the U.S. Coast Guard District 1, covering Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
The election of Rear Adm. William M. Benkert, USCG (ret.), to be president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) was announced by Adrian S. Hooper, chairman of the board of AIMS and IOT Corporation. Admiral Benkert will succeed James J.
Damen Shipyards Gorinchem delivered the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 Valiant to H.M. Customs and Excise. Following the earlier delivered Seeker, Searcher and Vigilant, Valiant is the fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207 for H.M. Customs and Excise. The Damen
"The Concept and Preliminary Design of the Polaris Submarine" was the subject of a presentation by Capt. Harry Jackson (USNret.) at a recent meeting of the Southern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers. Captain Jackson