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Jumbo Hopper Barge Launched By Jeffboat Is First Built Since Reopening For Construction

Jeffboat, Jeffersonville, Ind., a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines, Inc., recently held ceremonies to launch the first barge built since its yard reopened for new construction in February 1989. The jumbo hopper barge, built for Falco Line of Vicksburg, Miss.

 

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

Dravo Launches First Towboat For People's Republic Of China

The first of four Friendship class river pushboats ordered by the Chang Jiang Shipping Administration of the People's Republic of China from Dravo Corporation was launched into the Ohio River recently at Dravo's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh.

American Bureau Of Shipping— A 'Class Act' For Over 125 Years

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

Severe Vessel Shortage, Advanced Age Of Fleet Threaten Some USSR Lines

According to a report by the Soviet Ministry of Merchant Marine, a chronic inability to order new ships may lead to financial losses for Soviet shipping companies and to lack of competitiveness in the world maritime market. The semi-official newspaper Water

The Marine Board Of The National Research Council Plans November Symposium

Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,

SNAME SPRING MEETING/ STAR SYMPOSIUM 'MARINE & OFFSHORE SYSTEMS'

Pittsburgh, Pa.—June 8-10 1988 Ship Technology And Research Symposium To Be Held In Conjunction With 3rd International Marine Systems Design Conference The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will hold its 1988 Spring Meeting/ Ship

The Rules are About to Change

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.

SEACO/Elliot Introduces New Line Of Reversible Life Rafts/Platforms

SEACO/Elliot manufactures and sells a full product line of inflatable life rafts and personnel rescue platforms and related products for oceangoing vessels, offshore platforms, commercial fishing vessels, corporate and commercial aircraft and various military applications.

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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