The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its sixth meeting of the 1975-76 season at the Bethesda Naval Hospital Officers' Club at which a paper on high-speed-ship structural dynamics was presented. Following a social hour and dinner,
ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
The Secretary of State for Defense announcement on the royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer was hailed as a boon for South Coast Shipbuilding, as the revised strategy means that Vosper Thornycroft (VT) will play a significant role in the Type 45 program, building sections for all ship in the class.
Queen Mary 2 will not only be the largest, tallest and fastest passenger ship of its type in the world; it will also revive the august tradition of the transatlantic liner and take the design of such vessels several steps further into the future The
An order has been placed for the first example of a new concept in doubleended ferries. On delivery, this aluminum vessel will go into service with Rogaland Trafikkselskap on a route between Stavanger and Tau on west coast of Norway. The concept
1976 was a year of contrast for world bulk shipping. In the dry cargo trades some semblance of stability was i n t r o d u c e d into freight rates, which ended the year at virtually the same levels as at its beginning by the upturn in world economic activity.
Completion of an extensive radar simulator system at California Maritime Academy was announced recently by Furuno. The system was designed by Furuno engineers to present a wide variety of typical radar situations at sea on standard Furuno FRK- 100
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 project that has been 10 years in the making by the Marine Systems Committee of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has now come to fruition with the publication of a complete computer analysis of any number of shipping operations using
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