As the LNG trade significantly increase over the next decade, transporting the fuel in ever larger, more sophisticated ships means particular attention must be paid to technical issues to ensure the present and long-term viability of the new generation of larger LNG carriers.
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,
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture has announced the appointment of Jacques B. Hadler as director of Webb's Center for Maritime Studies. In this capacity, he will direct the research activities of Webb Institute. He will join the staff immediately
A Boeing jetfoil to be evaluated in a variety of naval and commercial roles by the government of Indonesia was launched recently by Boeing Marine Systems in Renton, Wash. Bima Samudera I, the first jetfoil fo r the Republic of Indonesia, will
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has issued a "Call For Papers" to be delivered at the 1985 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) to be held in the Astrohall, Houston, Texas, May 6 - 9, 1985. A 200 to 300-word abstract should
Dr. Charles O. Heller, president of CADCOM, Inc., Annapolis, Md., has announced the appointment of F. William Helming as program director for CADCOM's Washington, D.C. office. In his new position Mr. Helming will have responsibility for sales and marketing,
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
A new technical committee, the Offshore Committee, has been formed by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Its purpose is to give wider emphasis to the offshore aspects of naval architecture and ocean engineering than heretofore,
Rohr Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Inc., Chula Vista, Calif., has announced receipt of a $3.4-million U.S. Navy contract for the system design and specification phase of an advanced technology Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) Program.
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.