Sixty members and guests of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers were welcomed aboard the S/S Princess Louise for its recent meeting. Bill Hood, secretarytreasurer of the Section, conducted a
In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this
—Technical Paper A v a i l a b l e— Editor's Note: This article is based on a technical paper, "Reliable Economic Propulsion Systems With High Passenger Comfort," co-authored by R. Hafner, R. Gruhn and E. Gunther Kroos of Krupp MaK. The paper
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently delivered the 12,000-dwt oil recovery vessel/ suction dredge Vaydaghubsky to V/O Sudoimport of Moscow. The new vessel is said to be the largest of her kind in the world. In addition to her oil recovery role,
—Free Literature Offered— Schottel-Werft, Spay/Rhine, West Germany, recently received an extensive order from the British shipbuilding group North East Shipbuilders, Ltd. of Sunderland for SRP 350/350 Rudderpropellers, and SST-612 DST steering systems with Copilot 2000.
Comsat Maritime Services recently announced the publication of its new brochure, "Cruise Calling" (SM). This valuable reference guide provides instructions on placing ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship satellite calls and includes a directory of telephone numbers for cruise ships worldwide.
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
Capt. Barry C. Roberts, USCG, recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He becomes the 29th commanding officer in the 82-year history of the yard, the only shipbuilding and repair facility of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Marine Management Systems (MMS) recently completed implementation of their computerized Planned Maintenance (PMS) system aboard Cunard Line's luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), according to an announcement made by MMS president, Eugene D.
From the moment of its introduction into the market seven years ago, the RTA series of Sulzer marine diesel engines set new dimensions to operating economy and reliability, and maintenance. In 1984, the so-called "-8 series" engines, covering cylinder bores of 380,