An American underpressure system called Spillstop is an advanced spill avoidance system for oil tankers. It employs slight, continuous, and pre-existing underpressure in a medium of inert gas of the ullage space of a ship's tank. Spillstop responds
Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.
Nils Lucander, Lucander Designs of San Perlita, Texas, has announced the formation of a design a s s o c i a t i o n with Dave J. Dowhos of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This association, says Mr. Lucander, came about because of a mutual need.
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., naval architects, marine engineers and consultants of New York, N.Y., and IHC-Holland of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, announce their joint establishment of Dredge Technology Corporation at Suite 3000, One World Trade Center, New York, N.
The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet- based marine fuels sales operations.
A two-day technical symposium concerning the role of the computer in marine vessel design and construction will take place at Annapolis, Md., late in September. Held under the sponsorship of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the symposium,