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 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,
N.E.I. Clarke Chapman Cranes Ltd. of the United Kingdom recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., the world's largest designer and builder of container-handling cranes. After operating several months under an ad hoc arrangement,
BMD Posts Successful Year; Eyes Retrofit Market Following a period of transition and consolidation of its marine operations, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, at one time one of the leading shipbuilders in the nation, has made a successful transformation into one of the leading U.
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
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
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.
SNAME publishes many good textbooks on naval architecture. All the more we can welcome the completely revised new edition of "Ship Design and Construction" published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In 1980, the "Taggart"
Six 32-foot high-speed fire retardant fiberglass Corsair river patrol boats, similar to the U.S. Navy's PBRs, have been sold to the Ministry of Defense of the Union of Burma for a contract price of $606,000 by Uniflite, Inc., military, commercial,