According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
The Lake Charles, first liquefied natural gas tanker built by General Dynamics to transport LNG to the United States, was christened recently at the corporation's Quincy, Mass. shipyard. When she goes into service, Lake Charles will carry LNG from Algeria to the U.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) of Japan has developed a "dream ship" with pitchand roll-free cabins mounted on hydraulic controlled shock absorbers. The 48 V2 -foot-long, 17-gross-ton catamaran, which is the first Hi-Stable Cabin Craft (HSCC) high-speed ship,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., yard has dedicated the keel for the reconstruction of its second ship in the U.S. Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Program, it was announced recently by David Watson, yard general manager. "The
Total fire protection is the subject of an eight-page full-color brochure from Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde, Inc., of Wake Forest, N.C. The company designs and manufacturers a complete line of fire protection equipment: portable extinguishers; pre-engineered systems; and large-scale,
September 30 - October 1, — New York, NY The New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, in conjunction with T&R Panel 0-36 (Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation Systems), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, will present
Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. (VPSI), one of Canada's largest ship repairers and Sulzer service representatives, recently completed the installation of a new after-section of the crankshaft in the Sulzer 7RD 76 main diesel engine of the bulk carrier Tai Shing.
Nichigoh Maru, a 36,912-gt, f u l l y automated containership built at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen, Japan, was delivered recently to her joint owners — Yamashita- Shinnihon Steamship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen.
SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.
Ottawa, Canada — June 16-19 This major event will bring forth the results of research and development in designing ships for ice navigation by many nations of the world. For years to come "Ice Tech '81" will be considered and referenced as