The Seabulk Offshore group of companies added a new UT-710 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) to its fleet, making the 226-ft. Seabulk South Atlantic the fifth newbuild vessel in Seabulk's 2003 fleet renewal program. Built by Brevik Construction AS in Norway,
Free Literature Available Fire aboard ship is a major emergency, no matter how small the fire. On a very small ship the crew can usually escape overboard should the fire get out of control. On a large ship, however, the situation is far more serious and difficult.
Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and delivered its 277th vessel, the M/V Spirit Of Philadelphia. The vessel was constructed for Holiday Cruises II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International, owned by Richard O'Leary of Norfolk, Va.
Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
Elomatic Group of Turku, Finland, one of the leading design offices in Europe specializing in shipbuilding and marine engineering, is offering a free 12-page full-color brochure on its engineering expertise. Elomatic Group, which serves the international market,
The Cahners Exposition Group (CEG) and the Seatrade Organisation recently announced the formation of a joint venture company to organize China's international maritime exhibition, "Marintec China" and "Marintec Offshore China," which has been held in Shanghai every two years since 1981.
April 2 9 — M a y 1, Boston This year's Annual Assembly Meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will be held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Tuesday, April 29 through Thursday, May 1. A Welcome Reception sponsored
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
The advent of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) not only brought a new dimension in cargo handling, it also brought a new dimension to tank washing. Water washing of cargo tanks of these large vessels requires tremendous volumes of water. For this
International Paint Company, Inc. has announced availability of a new, 14-page technical bulletin introducing its "Intersmooth SPC Family of Self Polishing Copolymer Antifoulings," which the company reports "cut fuel costs an average 12 percent yearly.