The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
The appointment of John T. Lehman as naval architect/projects manager for Bultema Marine Transportation Inc., has been announced by Ronald G. Bublick, vice president. A subsidiary of The Canonie Companies, Inc., which was named the largest excavation and
Keeping pace with the fast-evolving maritime industry is a mantra at GE Marine with its LM aeroderivative gas turbine line. Going forward, GE Marine will see its LM gas turbines applied in several novel and state-of-the-art military and commercial marine projects.
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,
An initiative to develop a new breed of medium-speed, economical and environmentally compatible, commuter ferry for Norwegian trunk routes has won early approbation from the service operating fraternity. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has
A technical publication called "Paper No. 20," featuring two reports on the role of the propeller in economical ship operation, is being: offered by Stone Manganese Marine Ltd. One report, by L. Hawdon, technical director of Stone Manganese, and G.
The Hoosier State, a twin-screw 556-horsepower tug, was recently completed by R.E. Derecktor and Co., Dania, Fla., for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, 111. Designed by S.L. Petchul, Inc., Naval Architect, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the
The City of San Francisco is preparing to advertise for tenders to build a new fireboat, which has been designed by Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., according to an announcement made by Hugh F. Munroe, president and chief executive officer of
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.