A backlash against older tankers and flags of convenience, triggered by the December sinking of the Erika off the coast of France, achieved a tangible first step last week with the signing of a Ship Safety Charter by oil majors and ship classification
Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following appointments: Thomas M. Brogan to vice president-marketing and planning, where he will be responsible for MTL's marketing and planning activities. Mr. Brogan holds a bachelor's degree
Christening ceremonies were held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., for the M/V Hunter Armistead, the second Ingram-Class tanker built for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.
The Turku Shipyards of Oy Wartsila ab in Finland recently delivered the 19,999-dwt products tanker Kihu to Neste Oy, the national oil company of Finland. Less than a year elapsed between her keel laying and delivery. The ship is classed by Lloyd's Register of Shipping + 100 Al,
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
One of the world's largest "shipto- ship" operators, Cayman Energy Ltd., reports that since the beginning of its operations in August in the Cayman Islands, they are now averaging 4 million barrels per month of crude oil transfers and expect this
Maritrans GP, Inc., the managing general partner of Maritrans Operating Partners L.P., has expanded its industry-leading training initiative to include a new training program for its 140 tug captains and mates. Developed jointly by Maritrans and MarineSafety International,
White there are grave uncertainties in the picture of world oil supply and demand as a result of Middle East and other developments, it is expected that U.S. tankerborne imports of oil will more than triple during the 1970s. The projection was made in Tulsa, Okla.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the applications of two companies for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the following vesselconstruction projects: Radcliff Materials, Inc., 61 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Ala., had applied
Microbial growth in fuel flourishes in the warmer months of the year, which can cause a variety of equipment problems, such as injector deposits; fuel filter plugging; ignition trouble; smoke; and leaking storage tanks due to microbial byproducts causing rust and corrosion.