The 977-ft. (297 in) LPG tanker Matthew was docked in mid-August into drydock Elbe 17 of Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH to be repaired, modernized and converted in 33 days. The ship was berthed at the quay for an additional 12 days so that tests could
Incorporating Good Environmental Science in the Current Organotin Regulatory Debate. A draft Assembly Resolution (Annex 21/1 I) prepared by the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of International Maritime Organization (IMO) was recently approved
The introduction of IMCO regulations, last amended in 1978, and the publication of USCG regulations, September 1979, require that all ships calling on U.S. and IMCO nations' ports will be required to comply with these regulations by the specified dates.
Sixty-five thousand pounds of lead donated by ASARCO Incorporated has been used in the construction of a full-scale operational replica of the 12-gun sloop Providence, a colonial warship that was the first to be authorized by the Continental Navy.
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
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.
A detailed "tank coating manual" has been published by Sigma Coatings BV as a guide for shipbuilders, ship repairers, petrochemical and allied industries, painting contractors, and many others. The publication is one of the most comprehensive guides
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
The Norcontrol Division of A/S Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk in Norway has restructured its U.S. operations. Nav-Control, Inc. of Halesite, N.Y., has been appointed authorized agent for its navigation/instrumentation line of products. Nav- Control will
BP is to form a joint venture with Belfast shipbuilder Harland and Wolff for the construction of a special single well oil production system (SWOPS) vessel designed to extract oil directly from subsea wells. The agreement is subject to approval from the boards of both companies.