A 153,500 cu. m. LNG carrier ordered by Gaz de France from Chantiers de 1'Atlantique - reported to be the largest ever LNG carrier - will be classed by Bureau Veritas and is due for delivery in 2005. The order includes an option for a second vessel.
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.
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
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.
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
Two new, diesel-powered, 35,- 000-deadweight-ton product tankers have been ordered by Chevron Transport Corporation, San Francisco, Calif., a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of California, f o r service in the company's international trades.
As new rules now on the drawing boards go into effect—probably within the next two years—operators of barges carrying gasoline and other petroleum products will find it necessary to ensure that their vessels are vapor tight. Oceangoing tankers
The first phase of a "space-age" program to prepare officers to handle a brand new class of super ships was recently completed in Newport, R.I. In a program not unlike NASA's recent Space Shuttle crew training, MarineSafety International (MSI), a professional training organization,
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta named Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG, (ret.) as the Associate Under Secretary of Transportation for Maritime and Land Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Admiral Bennis,
—Literature Available Marine computers are used to calculate and check shipboard safety criteria, primarily stability and cargo distribution, but also material stresses. The rugged Siemens SIMAC marine computer is this type of microcomputer which