The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
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.
Permanently on station along a 100-mile stretch of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, one of the world's largest, hardest-working dredges, the 23-year old Icoa, works day and night to keep open a 300-foot-wide channel for deep-draft vessels bringing iron ore out from the mines of Venezuela.
Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
There continues to be a widespread growth of a new condenser design. This new condenser technology is presently being used in air conditioning and refrigeration in military ships, cargo ships, fishing fleets and offshore rigs, as well as smaller vessels.
Enserch Corporation of Dallas, Texas, has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., to the company's management group of Stephen Swiackey, president and chief operating officer; Charles E. Smith, vice president of sales and marketing; and Daniel Dally,
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,
From the moment of its introduction into the market seven years ago, the RTA series of Sulzer marine diesel engines set new dimensions to operating economy and reliability, and maintenance. In 1984, the so-called "-8 series" engines, covering cylinder bores of 380,
President of Raytheon Marine Company Stanley L. Clark recently announced that Michael J. Mitchell has been promoted to marketing manager, North America, with responsibilities for marketing all marine products in the U.S. and Canada. Formerly North American sales manager based in Seattle,
Effective maintenance of hydraulic equipment operating near marine environments represents a doubletough challenge. Pumps and equipment must be protected from the wear and corrosion caused by excess moisture, but safeguards have to be in place to