SNAME-N.Y. Section Hears Paper On Design And Use Of Marine Evaporators

A very informative paper entitled "Current Design and Applications of Marine Evaporators" was presented at a recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by its author, Charles D.


Leading Societies Launch Sweeping Safety Initiatives

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

NASSCO Lays Keel Of 44,000-Dwt Product Carrier For American Trading

A keel-laying ceremony recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., marked the start of construction of the Chesapeake Trader—the first in a series of 44,000-dwt petroleum product carriers being: built for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc.

Investment In Tankers: The Case For Optimism

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.

MarAd Approves Title XI For Two Tankers Costing $129 Million

Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, Maritime Administration, Samuel B. Nemirow has approved in princiciple an application by Ogden Shamrock Transport, Inc., and Ogden Hudson Transport, Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Ogden Bulk Transport, Inc.

Free Brochure Available On Saab Microwave Tank Level Gauging System

Saab Marine Electronics is offering a free technical brochure describing SUM-21, the first microwave operated level gauging system for tankers. The brochure contains complete details on the Saab SUM-21 performance features, including: No moving

Chemical Tanker Demand Subject Of MarAd Study

The Maritime Administration has awarded a $226,000 contract to International Maritime Associates, Inc. (IMA), a Washington, D.C. management consulting and planning firm, to study future demand for product and chemical tankers. Participating with IMA in the project are Chem Systems,

HHI Wins Contract To Build LPG Carrier For Kosan Fleet Of Denmark

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently signed a contract with Kosan Tankers A/S of Denmark to build a semi-pressurized and fully refrigerated 4,300-cubic-meter LPG carrier. The vessel will be about 322- 1/2 feet long, 53 feet wide and will have a depth of 33.

Galician Grit

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

Oil Industry Wary About Buying New Leases Off California

Despite the lure of large discoveries, the oil industry is wary about risking its money in proposed new lease sales off California's coast because of fierce opposition ranging from small local groups to the governor. The oil industry has learned

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