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Cruise Ship Industry Spurs Construction in Italian Yards

The Italian cruise ship industry is providing work for the country's shipyards, including both major refits and newbuildings. Sitmar Lines has commissioned three new cruise ships, two of which are being built in Italy, and Costa Crociere, a newly formed

 

SWDiesel's SW 280 V-12 Engine Passes Tilt Performance Test

—Literature A v a i l a b l e— SWDiesel's SW 280 engine meets the operating capability required for mobile offshore installations, and is said to have been the first engine to pass a performance test in the output range from 2,000 to 8,000 bhp

Practical Compliance With Latest USCG and IMCO REGULATIONS

The introduction of IMCO regulations, last amended in 1978, and the publication of USCG regulations, September 1979, require that all ships calling on U.S. and IMCO nations' ports will be required to comply with these regulations by the specified dates.

Vessel Safety Takes Center Stage

At a recent industry gathering in London, a series of presentations on passengership safety issues inevitably but rightly raised nightmare scenarios of mass evacuation. However, the tone set by the speakers and participants at the conference "Safety

Damaged Navy Frigate Transported From Gulf By Heavylift Ship

The mine-damaged U.S. Navy frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG- 58) was recently loaded onto the heavylift vessel Mighty Servant 2 at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for transport back to the U.S. for repairs. According to Dutch company Wijsmuller Transport,

Hospital Ship USNS Mercy Dedicated At NASSCO In San Diego

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently held a naming ceremony and open house for the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), first of two 90,000-dwt tankers NASSCO is converting into 1,000- bed Naval Hospital Ships. Both events were open to the public.

Gulf Copper To Provide Facility, Services For FPSO Conversion

Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation, Port Arthur, Texas, recently signed a contract with Oceaneering Production Systems, a division of Oceaneering International, Inc., Houston, Texas, to provide facility and services to convert the tanker

V e n e z u e l a n Y a r d A w a r ds $ 1 . 2 - M i l l i o n Production Line C o n t r a c t To TTS

Total Transportation Systems, Inc. (TTS) of Newport News, Va., announced recently it was awarded a $1.2-million contract for a panel production line with associated welding equipment by Diques Y Astilleros Nacionales C.A. (DIANCA) of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.

M A R C O O f f e r s Literature On T r a w l i n g / S e i n i n g Winch

Literature is available describing a new two-drum hydraulic winch that was specifically designed for both t r a w l i n g and purse seining operations. This winch, the MARCO WM- 255 Combination Seiner-Trawler Winch, offers the power, speed, line capacity,

Unique Controllers Operate Cargo Area HVAC System On New MPS

The 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo, the first of five Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) designed and built by General Dynamics' Quincy, Mass., shipyard for charter to the Military Sealift Command, will serve as floating warehouses for vehicles, fuels,

 
 
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