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What Should be the Role of Class?

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.

 

U.S. And Canadian Companies Licensed To Build Vickdock

U.S. and Canadian companies have been licensed to manufacture a range of floating drydocks that operate on the submarine principle of using compressed air to blow water from their ballast tanks. Ammac Welding and Machine Works of Wilmington, Calif.

Burmeister & Wain Delivers First Panamax Bulk Carrier

Burmeister & Wain Shipyard in Copenhagen recently christened the motorship Danelock, the first bulk carrier of the yard's new, fuel-saving Panamax type of approximately 64,000 dwt. Shortly after, the ship was delivered to Turnville Shipping Ltd.

New Fuel Efficient Pctnamax Bulk Carrier Christened At Burmeister & Wain Shipyard

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.

BP And Harland And Wolff Forming Joint Venture For $145-Million SWOPS Project

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.

Ehrenfried Of Metritape Presents Paper At SNAME New England Meeting

The recent meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New England section, held at the New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, Mass., featured the presentation of a technical paper entitled "Marine Installation and Operating

Dixie Carriers To Build And Operate Barges For Norwegian Firm

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.

Norcontrol Offers Brochures On Navigation/Instrumentation Line Marketed In U.S. By Nav-Control

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

Marine coatings & corrosion control

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.

New Measures on Ballast Water Management Approval

"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

 
 
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