For the second time this year, a newbuilding was launched and another newbuilding was delivered on the same day recently by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. These newbuildings are two of a series of four passenger vessels ordered
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.
Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following promotions. Joseph G. Drescher to vice president-operations, where he will be responsible for MTL's fleet of 37 vessels with an aggregate deadweight approximating 1,690,028 long tons.
Knutsen OAS Shipping of Haugesund. Norway, is no stranger to international shipping circles, with roots back to 1896 when the founder of the Knutsen company bought his first vessel. Today, the company operates one of the most sophisticated and modern fleets of purpose- built shuttle tankers,
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. of Stamford, Conn., has announced its intention to divest itself of Interlake Steamship Company and Moore McCormack Bulk Transport. The Interlake fleet consists of 10 Great Lakes bulk carriers, mostly self-unloaders; Bulk Transport owns three 39,
*Editor's Note: Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Moller is general manager and technical director of Bornemann Pumps, Obernkirchen, West Germany. Asmus W. Feck, P.E., based in Pawleys Island, S.C., is an international marine engineering consultant. This article
An active inert gas-controlled system utilizing vacuum technique (SpillStop™-Patent Pending) from Western Products, Ventura, Calif., drastically reduces or totally prevents oil spill from tankers after an accidental rupture of the hull. Existing
Last year, Hagglunds Marine & Offshore received orders for about 200 deck cranes. Among new orders recently announced by Hagglunds are two from Dutch yards, totaling 21 cranes; an order at the Donghae yard in South Korea and Bangkok for four 40t SWL
There continues to be a widespread growth of a new condenser design. This new condenser technology is presently being used in air conditioning and refrigeration in military ships, cargo ships, fishing fleets and offshore rigs, as well as smaller vessels.
A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe