The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs.
Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash. The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced.
Firm Offers New Down-Sized Unit That Complies With Annex V/MARPOL Regulations New Annex V/MARPOL 73/78 regulations restricting the dumping of waste from vessels at sea and offshore rigs have created storage, cleanliness and disposal problems for the marine industry.
Europort 2003, one of the marine industry's premier trade exhibitions, is set again for the Amsterdam RAI from November 18 — 22, 2003. This 31st Europort exhibition will feature more than 530 exhibitors representing more than 750 suppliers. This is the 31st edition of Europort,
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but
As the first step in a fleet modernization program, an order has been placed for construction of the world's newest luxury cruise ship, it was announced recently by Holland America Cruises. The keel of the new 32,000-gt motor vessel, yet to be named,
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
—Literature Available Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS) in project cooperation with Wartsila-Turku shipyard of Finland have installed at the yard the first produc- tion system of its kind to provide computer-assisted manufacturing of shipbuilding subassemblies.
Adm. Harold E. Shear, USN (ret.), Maritime Administrator, announced recently that the Maritime Administration (MarAd) and Farrell Lines, Inc., of New York have signed a cooperative agreement under which the steamship company will commercially
The Ship Structure Committee recently published six new technical reports which are available free of charge until copies run out. After which, the reports will be available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The reports are: SSC-314,