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Selecting Machinery For High-Powered Cruise Ships

—Literature Available— Machinery selection for a cruise ship is a demanding task. Compared with other ship types, there are many unique requirements for cruise ship machineries. Passenger demand must be given the highest priority when selecting machinery concepts.

 

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.

Aluminum Boats Prove Their Mettle

Aluminum Popularity Growing Fast Among Diverse Group of Boat Builders Aluminum has been used in the marine industry for more than 100 years because of its light weight and ease of fabrication combined with good corrosion and fatigue resistance.

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

Marine Diesel Propulsion: Where Less Is More

Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.

Bell-Halter Delivers Surface Effect Ship To Corps Of Engineers

The Rodolf, a 48-foot surfaceeffect ship built by Bell-Halter, New Orleans, La., for the Portland (Oregon) District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun a Gulf and Atlantic Coast tour to demonstrate its operational and hydrographic surveying capabilities.

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.

ABS Forms Strategic Marketing Team To Promote LNG Expertise

The American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world's leading ship classification societies, has formed a Strategic Marketing Team to provide clients more timely access to its experience and technical expertise and to assist prospective clients in the

Ocean Minerals Recovered From Floor Of Pacific By OMCO

The research and survey ship Governor Ray has completed its first survey and exploration cruise, and has recovered several thousand pounds of manganese nodules from 18,000 feet on the Pacific Ocean Floor, according to Ocean Minerals Company (OMCO), 465 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, Calif.

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

 
 
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