Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company (ODECO) has received the 1986 NOIA Safety in Seas Award for its Advanced Stability and Ballast Control Facility. The announcement was made by W. Herbert Hunt, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) chairman,
New simplified and accurate chemical test procedures are now available from Nalfleet, Bull and Roberts, Springfield, N.J., with the Orbeco-Hellige photometric analyzer. This new portable unit covers 90 different tests (many using ASTM and EPA methods),
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.
After a series of procedural maneuvers, the 107th Congress adopted the Maritime Transportation Security Act as one of its final bills prior to adjournment. President Bush signed measure into law on November 25, 2002 (Public Law 107-295). The new law
AMETEK/Offshore Research & Engineering Division, Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced the development of a computerized inspection management system. The system is based on the IBM-PC-XT (or compatibles) and offers inspection scheduling, data collection,
— 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
Through its offshore rig-building division Keppel FELS Ltd., Keppel Corp. signed a preliminary contract with Verolme Botlek b.v. to attain an 85 percent interest in the Dutch offshore repair and conversion shipyard for $17.9 million. The remaining
The First International Conference on Ice Technology (ITC 86) was held on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 10-12 this year. The conference was preceded and followed by Tutorials on June 9 and June 13. On the morning of June 9, the session was presented by Dr.