After many months of development work, MarineSafety International conducted its first training course for tugboat skippers recently in its ship simulator facility at La Guardia Airport in New York City. Mobil Oil captains Craig Kinney, Doug Ruhl,
"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is electricity.
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.
Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
"Minimizing Ship Operating and Support Cost" was the topic at a recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Samuel Judge of the Naval Sea Systems Command spoke to 87 members and guests at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.
One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal,
August 26-29—Stavanger, Norway The 7th Offshore Northern Seas (ONS '86) Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Stavanger, August 26-29, continues to benefit from Norway's expansive offshore policies and the associated demand for advanced technology
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,
Signet Cruise Lines, Inc. a division of Houston-based Signet Corporation, has awarded a design contract for two 850-passenger worldclass U.S. cruise vessels to Wartsila, one of the world's foremost designers and builders of passenger ships, J .
The National Waterways Conference, Inc., advocates fair and evenhanded Federal navigation policies. It is the only waterway organization which directs practically all of its resources into the policy arena, working for adequate funding for navigation