The 17,706-dwt product carrier Pertamina 1021 was recently delivered to her owner, Scorpa Pranedya Navigation, Inc. of Liberia. The ship was constructed at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen. The Pertamina 1021 is the second of two product
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The Turku shipyard of Oy Wartsila Ab recently completed the 19,999-dwt crude oil/chemical/ products tanker Tavi (shown above), first of two ordered by Neste Oy, the Finnish national oil company. The vessel was delivered less than 14 months after keel-laying.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard, Copenhagen, has delivered the M/S Susan B, the fourth of the yard's fuel efficient Panamax bulk carriers of approximately 64,000- dwt. The vessel was built for Eljay Shipping, Inc., Monrovia, Liberia, and named by Mrs.
"Back to the drawing board" is the message to designers of new vessels, as ballast water management is to become a major consideration in the design of new vessels following the approval by IMO of a series of measures aimed at reducing the effects
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
Two new, diesel-powered, 35,- 000-deadweight-ton product tankers have been ordered by Chevron Transport Corporation, San Francisco, Calif., a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of California, f o r service in the company's international trades.
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.
Bailey Controls has formed a Marine Market Group that will concentrate on worldwide sales of process control systems and related equipment for use on marine vessels and offshore drilling platforms. The new group, based at the Bailey corporate headquarters
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.