M a y 5 - 8 , 1 9 8 6 , Houston The 1986 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), to be held at the Astrodomain in Houston May 5-8, focuses this year on world trade and the increased recognition of OTC's role in bringing together U.S. and international exporters,
China's importance in the world maritime market has accelerated rapidly over the past decade, but it appears that current and near future growth will prove even more prolific. Chinese shipyards for 10 years have continued to dent the market share numbers of major shipbuilders in Japan.
Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. (TBC) recently announced that they signed a contract with the Armament Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt in connection with the retrofit of four submarines for the Egyptian Navy. Pursuant to this contract, which is valued at approximately $116,