The New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met in Newton, Mass. on September 29, to hear the presentation of two excellent technical papers. Following cocktails and dinner, the technical meeting was opened by the chairman of the Section,
A number of commercial and regulatory factors have contributed to growth in the RoRo ship upgrading and conversion market over the past year, particularly in the North European arena: The abolition of tax-free sales on ferries in intra-EU traffic
Blancke Marine Services of Sewell, N.J., has signed a contract with Victress Ltd. for the conceptual design of a passenger-freight- RO/RO vessel. The vessel is intended for inter-island use in the Bahamas. The vessel will carry passengers, mail, frozen /refrigerated foodstuffs, and vehicles.
The final 1980-81 meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers attracted 60 members and guests to the decks of the Princess Louise. This session was dedicated to past chairmen of the Section and to the introduction of new officers,
Newfoundland's Premier Brian Peckford has announced that the National Research Council of Canada has given final approval for the construction in St. John's of a $46.8-million marine research institute that will accelerate the Province's promising offshore oil potential.
David John Sparkuhl has been named operations manager for Western Cruise Lines, San Pedro, Calif., it was recently announced by Alex Currie, senior vice president and general manager. In addition to being in charge of all technical and mechanical operations of Western's Azure Seas, Mr.
In response to the threat of invasive marine species, Sweden-based Kockum Sonics AB has developed a new concept for safe and efficient ballast water exchange on high seas. The concept is based on their two products LoadRite and Levelmaster - as
Design work is beginning at Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., the Seattle-based naval architecture /marine engineering firm, on the Seattle Fire Department's two new 1.6-million-dollar multipurpose harbor service crafts. The recent award culminated a
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
Long discussed as the embodiment of next-generation marine technology, the Japanese "Techno- Superliner" (TSL) is now a reality. The 14,500 grt TSL will be built from aluminum and measure 460 x 98 ft. (140 x 29.8 m). To be built by Mitsui Engineering