The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its second meeting of the 1976-77 season at the Officers' Club of the Bethesda Naval Hospital. The subject of the paper presented at the meeting was USCG Level
Lloyd's List for September 12, 1978, reported that two 1971-72, 255,000-dwt VLCCs had recently changed hands for some $7 million each. This was somewhat lower than the price level ruling during the first half of 1978, when the average secondhand price for a VLCC was about $38.
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
Craft used its standard split roller bearing (the same bearing that is popular for use on marine drive shafts, rudder shafts and lifting equipment) to transform a couple of standard 2.5-in. schedule 80 pipes into precision drive shafts for critical
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.
The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized publication in the Federal Register of two notices of intent to compute the estimated foreign cost of (1) three 2,000-dwt breakbulk vessels, and (2) dry bulk carriers of 35,000 deadweight tons. The first
Newman's Inc. is offering a free brochure on the company's line of Newco marine valves. The publication features text on gate, globe, check and angle valves. Cross-section diagrams, as well as black and white photographs accompany the text. According to the brochure,
A contract to build three double-ended RoRo Ferries for the Canadian Shipping Company British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has been won by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The total value of the contracts is approximately $325 million Canadian.
Sperry has joined with Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., to offer the marine industry a total ship management capability. Sperry recently introduced a ruggedized version of its Personal Computer to augment its -line of
A good turnout of 71 guests and members was experienced for the February meeting of the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. An introduction and general announcements followed the dinner. Bill Bascom announced