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OUTSTANDING OFFSHORE/SHALLOW-DRAFT VESSELS OF 1983

A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling

 

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

The Angel Of Competition

From an address recently presented to The Annual Meeting of the Propeller Club of the United States Our inland and coastal barge industry is too little understood, indeed it is largely invisible and we have only to look into the mirror to discover who is to blame for that.

SNAME San Diego Announces Site For 1980 Spring Meeting

The January meeting of the San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the Cafe Del Rey Moro in Balboa Park on January 19, 1977. Following an enjoyable dinner, a short business meeting was held in which it

Ship Structure Committee Releases New Reports On Design And Safety Topics

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.

Stanford Study Shows That Oceanrouting Reduces Casualties

A recently released statistical study of weather-related ship casualties shows that the use of oceanrouting services substantially reduces casualty rates. Performed by a statistician from Stanford University, the study examined more than 150,000

McDermott Gets $48-Million Offshore Contract From Chinese Petroleum Corporation

McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a contract worth approximately $48-million by the Chinese Petroleum Corporation of the Republic of China. The turnkey contract involves engineering, procurement, and construction of one drilling and production platform,

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.

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

Tanker Owners Alter Practices To Cope With Risks Under Pollution Act

Greater risks under the 1990 Oil Pollution Act are being managed by oil tanker owners by refusing to carry heavy crude to the U.S. and by reducing the number of other U.S. destinations. Owners are also paying higher insurance rates. The law, in effect since August,

 
 
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