Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., of Whidbey Island, Wash., delivered a Cummins- powered, 112-ft. (34.2 m) vessel for service between Alameda, Oakland, and San Francisco this past November. The 315-passenger catamaran, M/V Peralta, will be operated by the Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service,
Paperwork is, and always has been a necessary and essential aspect of ship operation. Indeed, the Barcelona Maritime Code of 1258 required ships carry clerks specifically for this purpose releasing the master to concentrate on his primary duty, safely navigating the vessel.
The cliche "the more things change, the more they stay the same," certainly applies to the past, current and future role of the Norwegian maritime cluster in the grand scheme of the international ship and boat building communities. Few countries,
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.
Exxon Research and Engineering Company of Florham Park, N.J., is offering under licensing arrangements a new, improved analysis system for determining changes in the mechanical performance of compressors, turbines, and other rotating machinery.
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
Chris-Marine, a world leader in diesel engine maintenance equipment, has published a full-color brochure on diesel engine maintenance tools for large-bore, medium-speed and auxiliary diesel engines. Solving the emerging problems of diesel engine
Record gas prices, OPEC solidarity and a U.S. administration doling out incentives for exploration and production all add up to good news for those companies conducting business in or profiting from the offshore market. There is little doubt that the international offshore market,
— 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