There has been much ado over the recent Supreme Court ruling that a commercial uninspected drilling vessel must comply with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards since the vessel was not regulated by under the USCG inspected vessel standards.
Most operators are not aware that just by operating their boilers within their design criteria, they can save 1.8 percent of their fuel costs. This fact was established by one owner over six years ago. Vessels operating under the U.S. flag today were,
—Technical Paper A v a i l a b l e— Editor's Note: This article is based on a technical paper, "Reliable Economic Propulsion Systems With High Passenger Comfort," co-authored by R. Hafner, R. Gruhn and E. Gunther Kroos of Krupp MaK. The paper
The Turku shipyard of Oy Wartsila Ab recently completed the 19,999-dwt crude oil/chemical/ products tanker Tavi (shown above), first of two ordered by Neste Oy, the Finnish national oil company. The vessel was delivered less than 14 months after keel-laying.
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.
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.
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,
The 4th International Conference And Exhibition The 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Roll-On Roll-Off Transportation will be held from April 15-17, 1980 in Monte Carlo at the new Convention Centre. The Principality of Monaco is
A detailed "tank coating manual" has been published by Sigma Coatings BV as a guide for shipbuilders, ship repairers, petrochemical and allied industries, painting contractors, and many others. The publication is one of the most comprehensive guides
The Norcontrol Division of A/S Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk in Norway has restructured its U.S. operations. Nav-Control, Inc. of Halesite, N.Y., has been appointed authorized agent for its navigation/instrumentation line of products. Nav- Control will