The past two to three years have seen a continuing growth of interest in ro/ro vessels, with a relatively small but nevertheless steady stream of orders for this type of ship—both large and small — being placed with shipyards in Europe and Japan.
Deploying Joint Forces into a challenging and uncertain future poses many unanswered logistic questions for Joint Health Service Support, (JHSS), functions. These challenges are described in terms of the revolution in military affairs (RMA). The first revolution,
Sea Containers Atlantic Ltd., the Bermuda affiliate of Sea Containers Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Nippon Kokan K.K., Japan, for the construction of four large containerships.
Tyne Shiprepair Limited announced recently that it has been awarded a multimillion pound contract to rebuild the Sir Tristram— the Royal Fleet Auxiliary which was badly damaged during the Falklands' conflict and subsequently brought back to the U.
The recent purchase of 450,000- dwt tankers by Exxon, following on closely from the newbuilding orders placed by Bergesen for two 412,000-tonners with segregated ballast tanks, have created a stirring of interest in ULCCs (tankers of 300,000 dwt and over).
Trials measuring the ship evacuation performance of passengers in conditions including smoke and rolling motion are being conducted as part of a research project led by British Maritime Technology Ltd. (BMT) and co-funded by the European Union.