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Crew And Supply Boat Conversion Can Be A Profitable Venture

Free Technical Paper Offered Supply vessels and crewboats are the lifeline of the offshore oil and gas industry. These sturdy vessels perform a multitude of functions, from carrying potable water and fuel oil to valuable deck cargoes and important operating personnel.

 

Bulkers Shaped by Regulations?

The possibility of a future regulatory regime in which newbuild bulk carriers over a certain size would need to be double- hulled has moved a step closer towards becoming a reality. In March this year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Latest offerings from the world s leading manufacturers Time being money for owners and operators of vessels and o f f - shore rigs, any speed-up in cargo handling produces cost savings, in many cases substantial ones. Recognizing this, manufacturers of

Ultra Large Containerships: Will Security Measures Impede Operations?

As the U.S. — and the world — tries to thwart terrorist attacks in the planning stage, container shipping has become a focal point. From electronic seals to radiation detection devices mounted on container cranes, the effort to ensure attack from the sea does not come via a 20-ft.

REDUCING FUEL COSTS

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

Tax Corrections Act Offers Good News To Domestic Operators

The recent passage of the Tax Technical Corrections Act, HR 4333, by the 100th Congress, offered some good news for domestic inland waterways operators. Included in the measure was the long-awaited correction to the diesel fuel tax inequity which began on April 1, 1988.

USCG Uses Faster, Easier Stud Welding System —Literature Available

A new teak deck, expected to reduce maintenance and improve appearance, was installed recently on the Eagle, the U.S. Coast Guard training ship. Three-inch-thick teak planks were secured to the steel deck by Nelson stud welding — a semi-automatic

Marine coatings & corrosion control

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.

1986 VALVE EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,

V a l m e t ' s N e w A u t o m a t i on System O r d e r e d For T wo Product C a r r i e r s At H y u n d ai

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.

 
 
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