FR. Fassmer & Co.: Keeping It In The Family

Fassmer-Shipyard this year celebrates its 150th year in business, and the companies' chronology is literally a case study in the effective use of and evolution of marine materials. Founded as a one-man boatyard by Johann Fafimer in Bardenfelth in 1850for the purpose of boat building,


David Porter Elected Vice President Of Childs Engineering

Kenneth M. Childs Jr., president of Childs Engineering Corporation, Medfield, Mass., recently announced the election of David L. Porter as a vice president of the corporation. Mr. Porter joined Childs Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in waterfront engineering,

MP: Eying Patrol Potential

Sitting in scenic Alesund. Norway, Maritime Partners, which sells a wide variety of rescue and patrol craft, has the advantage of geography in more ways than one. Aesthetically, Alesund could be considered one of the most beautiful places in the world,

Gulf Coast Shipyards

A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard


Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.

Innovative Tweendeck Patented in U.S.

Langh Ship's innovative tweendeck invention has now been patented in the U.S. The system has previously been granted a European patent, as well as patents e.g. in Taiwan and South Africa. "This transportation method has also proved efficient in practice," said Hans Langh.


Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,

Port Authority In Malaysia Orders Voith Water Tractor

—Literature Available Kuantan Port Authority in Malaysia recently placed an order with Penang Shipbuilding Corporation for a Voith Water Tractor as a shiphandling vessel for the newly built terminal in Kuantan. The decision was made after extensive

A New Course For AWO's Shipyard Conference

A conscious decision to expand the activities of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference was made by the conference members on March 10, 1989, so that our nation's small and medium-sized shipyards could strengthen their voice in Washington.

U.S. Manifest Presentation Requirements

The United States, like all other nations, has required from its founding that manifests of imported cargo be filed with its Customs agency. Traditionally, the manifest was filed (or "presented") when the ship arrived in port. Official entry was

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