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
A naming ceremony was held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego for the USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292), a Fast Sealift Ship (FS) converted for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. Among those participating in the event were: U.
—Literature Available— The latest addition to MAN B&W Diesel's low-speed engine program, the mini-bore S26MC, extends the superior economic and technical merits of the two-stroke crosshead design to a ship's propulsion segment that, traditionally,
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.
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
John Avila, president of Spec- Tec General, Inc., recently announced that the AMOS maintenance software system will be used for all ships in the Esso International Shipping fleet. The contract was awarded to SpecTec General's Benelux (economic union comprising Belgium,
The Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc. (CCA), representing marine chemical tanker owners and operators in the United States, held its eighth annual meeting recently at the new Paramus, N.J., headquarters of the American Bureau of Shipping. The current officers,
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works announced that the shipyard was awarded a contract of approximately $142 million to build two tankers, with a potential for additional ships, by the Falcon I Sea Transport Company of Houston. The contract, signed recently in Washington, D.
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.
For over 14 years, Universal Marine Medical Supply Co., with its main headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., has served the marine industry, both the commercial and naval sectors, with a reliable, economical and efficient distribution system for marine medical supplies.