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
—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
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.
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
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,
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 & 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.
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,
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,