In these hard times, we are all experiencing- severe economic strains, and we are all looking for the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel." Over the last few years, many events have coincided bringing both the economy and this segment of
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,
It could be clubbed "the new classic." The idea of creating a comfortable passenger vessel encompassing old world classic decor — as per the famed ocean liners of the early 20th Century - while instilling modern safety and mechanical requirements, as well as sophisticated amenities.
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.
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
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.
Farboil Company, of Baltimore, Md., has published a new Directory of Farboil Marine Coatings Systems. It is available free upon request. The brochure provides paint characteristics for new construction and repair work as well as paints for topside,
"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
Dr. Gerald P . Francis has been appointed head of the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. He has concurrently received the rank of captain, U.S. Maritime Service. A 1958 graduate of the University of Dayton,
Microbial growth in fuel flourishes in the warmer months of the year, which can cause a variety of equipment problems, such as injector deposits; fuel filter plugging; ignition trouble; smoke; and leaking storage tanks due to microbial byproducts causing rust and corrosion.