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.
Proving that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole is by no means an easy task. Yet this challenge was successfully undertaken during a two day private seminar recently sponsored by Nav- Com Incorporated in Washington, D.C. Combining
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., recently redelivered two offshore supply vessels to Tidewater Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., after completing extensive conversions. The Doc Tide and Darol Tide were lengthened
In the process of enhancing homeland and maritime security in the United States, the federal government is substantially increasing the burden on the owners, operators, managers, and agents of foreign ships. The heaviest burden, though, is being felt by the individual crewmember.
States Africa Line has announced the appointment of veteran steamship industry executive James T. Crowley as president of the recently formed ocean cargo carrier that provides liner services between U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports and South and East Africa.
The first of two Navy oceanographic survey vessels, the USNS Maury (T-AGS-39), was recently dedicated by Rear Adm. John R. Seesholtz, USN, Oceanographer of the Navy, at keel-laying ceremonies at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point, Md., yard. According to David Watson,
Drew Ameroid® recently introduced another "Added Value" solution to marine fuel problems— Amergy® 222 fuel oil conditioner, a premium blend of solvents, dispersants, surfactants, and detergents which minimizes the effect of fuel instability and incompatibility.
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.
Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., and Philips GmbH Unternehmensbereich Systeme und Sondertechnik, Kiel, West Germany, recently announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for jointly pursuing the ESM/ADF system requirements of the
Universe Tankships (Del.), New York, N.Y., a division of National Bulk Carriers, has installed a microcomputer "NTC Ship Manager" software system furnished by Nautical Technology Corp., also of New York City. The multiship office system provides a fully integrated,