the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, led a group of New York City marine insurance companies in forming a not-for-profit, benevolent purpose society to promote the safety of life at sea. This evolved into the American Bureau of Shipping which
Rigdon Marine has the Orleans, first of ten 210 x 54.1 x 19 ft. (64 x 16.5 x 5.8-m) diesel-electric ABS Classed DP-2 platform supply vessels's from Bender Shipyards, now working in the Gulf of Mexico. A second vessel, the Bourbon, was to follow at the end of June with a third,
Archibald G. Gillies was recently elected vice president in the executive administration of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The announcement was made by William N. Johnston, ABS chairman and president, following a meeting of the board of managers
E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., long a fixture in towing, heavy lift and marine contracting at the Port of New Orleans, has branched into ocean towing. The company announced that three of its powerful tugs, all cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard for offshore work,
The Ship Structure Committee, an Interagency Advisory Committee dedicated to the improvement of marine structures, has recently published some new technical reports of interest to those concerned with the design and safety of ships and offshore structures.
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc. won a contract from Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. of Tampico, Mexico, to build a 202-ft. (61.5-m) Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) designed by Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM), part of the Aker Kvaerner Group. The design is based on the K220,
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses
A seminal approach to class following the landmark decision by three of the classification societies two years ago to develop common edicts governing oil tanker hull structures, a complete draft set of new. unified rules is to be circulated for industry comment in June 2004.
GTR Campbell, the designers of standard design ships like Freedom, Fortune, Friendship, Fantasy, Fortune MKII, Festiva, Valiant and Galaxy in cooperation with their associated concept design firm; Algoship Designers Ltd. of the Bahamas are behind