The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
The 23,400-dwt double-hull chemical tanker Conger, largest ship ever to emerge from the Kiel yard of German shipbuilder Lindenau GmbH, was nominated for the "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships Award" by MARITIME REPORTER and Engineering News" magazine (December 1991 issue), and by the U.
N.E.I. Clarke Chapman Cranes Ltd. of the United Kingdom recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., the world's largest designer and builder of container-handling cranes. After operating several months under an ad hoc arrangement,
Keeping pace with the fast-evolving maritime industry is a mantra at GE Marine with its LM aeroderivative gas turbine line. Going forward, GE Marine will see its LM gas turbines applied in several novel and state-of-the-art military and commercial marine projects.
"Small Fast Warships and Security Vessels" are the subject of an international symposium to be held in London from March 6 to 10, 1978. Organized by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects through its Small Craft Group, the symposium will bring together
Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.
SNAME publishes many good textbooks on naval architecture. All the more we can welcome the completely revised new edition of "Ship Design and Construction" published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In 1980, the "Taggart"
The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet- based marine fuels sales operations.
Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.
Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, Alberta, BP Petroleum Development Limited, and London and Scottish Marine Oil p.l.c., both of London, England, announced recently that agreement has been reached for the sale to BP and LASMO of Dome's shareholding in companies which,