The 86th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the New York Hilton Hotel in November, brought together the leaders in shipbuilding and ship operation, not only from the United States but worldwide. The wide ranging
The Hood Military Vessel Group (HMVG) has been awarded a $2.5 million procurement contract to build fiberglass target practice vessels for the U.S. Navy. It is the second Navy contract awarded to the firm in two months. The base contract is for the production of five 56-foot target drones.
Oerlikon Welding Industries, Houston, Texas, has announced the introduction of a new line of maintenance and repair electrodes designed to cater to the majority of the needs of fabricators. The range consists of two electrodes (Super-Tex and Cryo-Tex) for dissimilar metal welding,
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.
Regie Voor Maritiem Transport (RMT), the state-owned ferry company of Belgium, has purchased two Jetfoils for passenger service between Ostend, Belgium, and Dover, England, from Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Wash. The Jetfoil Model 929-115s
A new low-cost all-channel VHF/FM radiotelephone is now available from Apelco. The 25-watt AF-55 offers 55 transmit, 76 receive and 4 weather channels, to cover the entire VHF worldwide marine band with no need for adding or changing crystals.