One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout
The Marine Machinery Association (MMA) recently held its Government- Industry Forum in Norfolk, Va. MMA's president, Larry Holley of Warren Pumps, Inc., opened the meeting, explaining that the location was chosen to bring the forum close to the
Europort '81 — the largest international maritime exhibition and conference—will be 20 years old this month. In terms of products, equipment, and technological presentations, this 20th anniversary show will be as young as tomorrow. The exhibit will be held in Rai Halls,
This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
Todd Shipyards Corporation has reported improved sales and earnings f o r the first quarter ended June 29, 1980. Todd currently has a backlog of $1.5 billion, and a good earnings trend is expected to continue, the company reported. At its Annual Shareholders Meeting,
Litton Ingalls kicked off the construction process of the first cruise ship to be built in the U.S. in 40 years, with a pre- July 4th ceremony at the yard's Pascagoula, Miss, headquarters celebrating the vessel's hull fabrication. Located among
Saint John Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Ltd., Saint John, New Brunswick, which was selected by the Canadian Government as one of two finalists in the Canadian Patrol Frigate program, has announced the principal members of its team who will
—Literature Available A significant milestone will be reached for Golar Metal, Inc., when Pennsylvania Shipbuilding installs the Golar GS500 Marine Incinerator aboard the second T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oiler, the Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191), which is under construction at the yard.
The annual membership meeting of Western Shipbuilding Association (WSA) was held recently in San Francisco, Calif. Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN, Deputy Commander for Industrial and Facility Management, Naval Sea S y s t e m s Command, Washington, D.
Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a contract with Kvaerner Masa- Yards for construction of an additional 70,000 gross-registered-ton SuperLiner. The new vessel, to be named Fascination, will cost in excess of $315 million and will be a sister ship