Christening ceremonies were held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., for the M/V Hunter Armistead, the second Ingram-Class tanker built for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.
Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.
The rapid expansion of offshore exploration into regions of hazardous environmental conditions has served to illuminate the necessity for improvements in drilling equipment, performance standards, and safety regulations. As a result, Global Marine
Wilton-Fijenoord B.V. in Schie- dam, Netherlands, has booked an order valued at Dfl 60 million (about $26.7 million) for the con- struction of two Customs Patrol Vessels for the Republic of China (Taiwan). These ships will have an overall length of 214.
Non-Ferrous Bolt & Mfg. Co., Las Vegas, Nev., specializes in producing standard and non-standard fasteners in high temperature and corrosion- resistant metals. The company is offering free literature on its full range of fasteners. Non-Ferrous produces hex heads,
Northwest Marine Iron Works and Holland America Lines have jointly announced plans for a $10- million major refurbishing and renovation this fall of the S/S Rotterdam, the cruise line's flagship. Holland-America's J. Lievisse Anriaanse, vice president-Technical Department,
The U.S. Justice Department has eased its opposition to a bill in Congress that would ban gaming on foreign-flag cruises to nowhere and, for the first time, permit casinos on U.S.-flag cruise ships. Introduced by Representative Gene Taylor of Mississippi, the bill would annul the U.
Either directly or through wholly owned subsidiaries, the Brazilian shipping company Docenave, the shipping arm of the State-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce mining company, has ordered 10 new bulkers totaling 1,535,200 dwt. Deliveries are scheduled between 1986 and 1988.
A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures.
Kawasaki Heavy I n d u s t r i e s , Ltd., a major Japanese firm, has agreed to endow a research fund at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a gift of $200,000. Kawasaki Heavy Industries is a machinery manufacturer whose principal business lines are ships,