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The Littoral Combat Ship: Force Multiplier for the 21st Century

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a new ship design concept being considered to combat emerging threats in the littoral. It will be a relatively small, focused-mission combat ship that will revolutionize the way the U.S. Navy builds and fights ships.

 

European Yard Initiative - Will it Work?

The European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding

Meyer Werft Delivers New RoRo-Cruise Ferry

Meyer Werft marked its re-entrance into the international ferry business with the delivery of the 41,000-gt RoRocruise ferry Pont-Aven for Brittany Ferries. In summer. Pont-Aven will provide daily service sailing at 27 knots between France and England and between England and Spain.

Omnithruster Waterjets Offer Maneuverability In Polar Regions

—Literature Available Omnithruster bow and stern thrusters installed aboard one of the Soviet Union's newest research vessels are providing excellent are ice management and maneuverability, according to the Santa Fe, California- based company.

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines

As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,

Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation

Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.