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.
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
The integrated bridge system concept has steadily gained speed over the last decade, as much the result as a market driven phenomena with owners and regulators demanding safe, efficient and labor-saving bridge design, as the result of the tremendous
The introduction of IMCO regulations, last amended in 1978, and the publication of USCG regulations, September 1979, require that all ships calling on U.S. and IMCO nations' ports will be required to comply with these regulations by the specified dates.
Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde Inc.," 375 Main Street, Belleville N.J., is offering a free four-page brochure on the company's marine fire protection equipment for vessels, facilities, and other marine applications. Decorated with a blazing circle
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.
Thirteen merchant ships were selected for purchase on 17 January 1986 for the Ready Reserve Force of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The Maritime Administration is processing four contracts totaling $206.7 million with American Automar, Barber Steamship Lines, Lykes Bros, and U.
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. has recently sold all its marine operations to James R. Barker, its ex-chairman. The company previously known as Moore McCormack Bulk Transport, Inc. has been renamed Mormac Marine Transport, Inc. The principal officers are: James R.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently held a naming ceremony and open house for the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), first of two 90,000-dwt tankers NASSCO is converting into 1,000- bed Naval Hospital Ships. Both events were open to the public.
Three contracts over a twomonth period, totaling approximately $9.5 million, have been received by IMODCO, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, from PEMEX, the Mexican state-controlled oil company,