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Nippon Kokan (NKK), Tokyo, has developed a super semi-submersible drilling rig specially designed for oil and natural gas drilling operations in deep water and rough seas. The rig features a computer-controlled dynamic system to maintain position in deepwater operation in depths to 1,
Norwegian shipbuilder Fjellstrand of Omastrand recently delivered the first of a new generation of high-speed, low-noise level passenger ferries. Christened the M/S Fjordprins, the 127-foot catamaran is the result of an extensive program of tests
Fjellstrand A/S of Omstrand, Norway, recently completed the 96-passenger crewboat Asie III. An all-aluminum, semi-planing catamaran with asymmetric hulls, the vessel was handed over to the owner in Omstrand, then shipped as deck cargo to Singapore, where it was christened.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
2 5 % Increase In Passenger Capacity By 1990 The cruise business is experiencing a new construction boom, with more than 20 new cruise ships under construction, on order, or in the planning stage. Passenger capacity of the cruise fleet is expected to increase by 25 percent up to 1990.
Ian-Conrad Bergen, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, Fla. offers an eight-page, full-color brochure describing its Guard Level® 07324 high-level alarm and automatic shut-down system. It is a single unit sensor for use in chemical, crude oil, and liquefied gas tankers,
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A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.
For the first time, Det norske Veritas recently gave a type approval for an automation system which includes both control and regulation functions in addition to the main alarm system for unmanned engine room space (EO or UMS). The type approved system, from Valmet Automation a.