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 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.
Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $3-million con- tract for repairs to the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). This is the third "Knox" Class ship to be awarded to Colonna's in the past seven months for similar repairs. The contract calls for drydocking hull repairs,
Seaforth Maritime has announced revised plans for one of the North Sea's most ambitious project proposals—a floating airport with a 2,000-foot runway capable of taking four-engined 50-seat aircraft. Seaforth originally proposed an airport based on the hull of a very large crude carrier,
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,
There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,
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.
Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. has appointed Wesley D. Wheeler to act as thenexclusive agent in the USA. The facility is on the island of Syros, Greece, ancient capital of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Syros is a Mediterranean crossroads
The Penco Division of Hudson Engineering Company (Hoboken, N.-J.) and Bremer Vulcan Schiffbau und Maschinenfabrik of West Germany recently announced the appointment of Penco as the United States agent for Bremer Vulcan shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe