The grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the resulting oil spill caused the Coast Guard to reevaluate the existing regulations governing the movement of tanker traffic on Prince William Sound. Soon after the spill, pilots were required to escort
— L i t e r a t u r e Available The Sperry Corporation of Charlottesville, Va., has introduced the Sperry MCS2 Series satellite communicators for marine applications. The MCS2 series comes in two models, the MCS2A and MCS2B. Both represent state-of-the-art technology
Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) is currently carrying out a multi-million dollar conversion contract for the Iran Offshore Engineering Company (IOEC) — a first for the yard. Previously, ASRY has performed a total of four modification
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.
Norfolk, Virginia—May 21-24 The 1985 Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will take place May 21-24 at the Omni International Hotel, located right on the waterfront in Norfolk, Va. The
Offshore Industries of Edmonds, Wash., is offering a free brochure on the patented Danish "Lemvig Lift," which can have a 300-ton vessel out of the water and onto the yard deck in 20 minutes or less and move it on a cushion of air to anywhere in the working area.
As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active companies — Wartsila Corporation — recently gave more insight into its long-term strategy as "The Ship Power Supplier.
Sperry Marine has completed the delivery of 26 MC 500 Marine Computers to Delmas Shipping, France. This is the first stage component of Sperry Marine's integrated ship management system for use in data communication and spare parts management.
A group of Oregon investors has purchased FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, bringing corporate ownership back to the State. The new company, named Gunderson Inc., will re-establish more than 400 manufacturing jobs in the Portland area.
Maritime Design, Inc., who offer naval architecture and marine engineering services to the marine industry from their Jacksonville, Fla., facilities, have recently developed a numeric control (NC) parts generation service capability. According to company president J im Konopasek,