American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and Lloyd's Register have developed a series of initiatives to further improve the safety of international shipping. The three leading classification societies have agreed on 10 actions that will strengthen
The largest capacity roll-on/ roll-off vessels in the world, with the ability to carry single units of cargo weighing up to 1,000 metric tons, will be introduced into the North America-Middle East trade by Seaspeed Services by the end of this month.
Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat
Construction will begin soon on the first of two diesel-powered, twin-screw 10,000-gpm fireboats for the City of Long Beach, Calif. The boats were designed by the Seattlebased naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Nickum & Spaulding Associates.
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. has added a 220 class offshore supply vessel (OSV) to the company's continually growing series of OSV's that provide cargo capacities of much larger vessels while lowering operating costs. Scott Theriot, executive vice president,
Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean
—Literature Available Macmeter®, a cost-effective metering device distributed by North American Marine Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., features a rugged and reliable paddlewheel flow sensor used to verify deliveries, shippers documentation, billing and inventory control.
A computer-based simulator for training engine room officers of supertankers will go into operation early in 1978 under a development contract signed between the Organization for Industrial Research TNO, a Dutch corporation, and Esso Tankvaart Maatschappij B.
Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after