The U.S. Navy is developing a unique universal footing that uses a novel internal water jetting system to install steel foundation pilings in all types of seafloors, more quickly and more economically than present methods. The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) at Port Hueneme,
Hi Tech Boat, Inc., the new subsidiary of Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently entered into a contract with Fire Island Ferries of Bay Shore, L.I., N.Y., to supply a super-fast commuter boat of revolutionary new construction. The vessel,
The Hawaii Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its first meeting of the 1981-82 season recently at the Cannon Club, on the Lanai, Fort Ruger, under the chairmanship of Dr. Manley St. Denis. A paper entitled "High-Speed Catamaran
Amid a festive celebration, the new McNeil Island ferry (shown above), built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. of Whidbey Island, Wash., was christened recently at the Nicbols dock on Whidbey Island. The new ferry was built, only after years
Portland, Oregon—May 21-23 The 11th Spring Meeting/STAR (Ship Technology and Research) Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held at the Red Lion Inn/ Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore., May 21-23. The theme of this year's symposium is "Looking to the 90s.
Beginning this summer, passengers traveling from Point Judith to Block Island, R.I. will be able to complete their travel in about half the time it normally takes to perform this voyage - thanks to a 99 ft. (30.1 m), 250-passenger high speed catamaran under construction at Gladding-Hearn.
Nathan Friedland, well-known naval architect and an instructor in the design of offshore drilling units, has joined Santa Fe Engineering Services as manager of marine design. Mr. Friedland will be in charge of the design and development of offshore
Boeing Marine Systems, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Wash. 98124, has awarded contracts totaling more than $4,360,000 for work in connection with the production of Patrol Hydrofoil Missileships (PHM) for the U.S. Navy. More than 30 major contractors will
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, recently announced that Dr. James R. Wilkins Jr. has joined the staff of CDI Marine Company, in the newly established position of chief engineer. Dr. Wilkins is responsible for technical efforts of CDI Marine offices,
It was announced by John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager, that Todd Seattle has been awarded a Phase I DATA REVIEW AND PRODUCTION PLANNING contract for the air cushion landing craft (LCAC) follow-on construction program. The