Latest offerings from the world s leading manufacturers Time being money for owners and operators of vessels and o f f - shore rigs, any speed-up in cargo handling produces cost savings, in many cases substantial ones. Recognizing this, manufacturers of



A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling

Aluminum Boats Prove Their Mettle

Aluminum Popularity Growing Fast Among Diverse Group of Boat Builders Aluminum has been used in the marine industry for more than 100 years because of its light weight and ease of fabrication combined with good corrosion and fatigue resistance.

Deck Machinery And Cargo-Handling Equipment

To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable


Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,

Jorgensen Company New Licensee For Escher Wyss CP Propellers

—Literature Available Jack T. Bunt, vice president and general manager of the Seattle division, announced that the Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Forge Division, Seattle, Wash., and Escher Wyss GmbH of Ravensburg, West Germany, have recently signed

Bell-Halter Delivers Surface Effect Ship To Corps Of Engineers

The Rodolf, a 48-foot surfaceeffect ship built by Bell-Halter, New Orleans, La., for the Portland (Oregon) District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun a Gulf and Atlantic Coast tour to demonstrate its operational and hydrographic surveying capabilities.

ABS Reports Increase In Classifications

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.

Marine coatings & corrosion control

Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.

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