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SNAME San Diego Section Hears Paper On Unmanned Submersibles

The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers began its 1981- 82 program with a presentation on unmanned marine vehicles. Thirty members and guests of SNAME met at the Half Moon Inn in San Diego to hear Robert Wernli

 

Rigdon Marine: PSV Orleans Now Working

Rigdon Marine has the Orleans, first of ten 210 x 54.1 x 19 ft. (64 x 16.5 x 5.8-m) diesel-electric ABS Classed DP-2 platform supply vessels's from Bender Shipyards, now working in the Gulf of Mexico. A second vessel, the Bourbon, was to follow at the end of June with a third,

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

The Effect Of The 1978 IMCO Tanker Safety And Pollution Prevention Conference On Ship Design And Operation

Maclver Robinson, OBE CEng FRINA, Surveyor General, Marine Division, Department of Trade, will chair a Joint Conference on "The Effect of the 1978 IMCO Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention Conference on Ship Design and Operation," arranged by

IMODCO To Provide Petrobras With World's Deepest CALM Terminals

IMODCO, the Calabasas, Calif. - based developer of offshore marine terminal systems, has been awarded a contract by SETAL Engenharia e Construcoes S.A. of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the design and development of the deepest catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) terminals ever undertaken.

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 Guidance for Ballast Tank Inert Gas Systems

A major step forward in tanker operation safety was taken as ABS announced technical guidance for inert gas systems for ballast tanks. Compliance to the guidelines leads to the class notation IGS-Ballast. ABS is the first society to set standards

UPDATE ON FY 1986 NAVY PROGRAMS

On 19 December Congress passed a continuing resolution providing defense program appropriations for FY 1986. It provides total obligational authority of $281 billion for defense programs. The Administration had requested $304 billion and last year's defense appropriation was $278 billion.

McDermott Delivers Two Caterpillar-Powered Supply Vessels To Tidewater

McDermott Shipyard's New Iberia Division recently delivered two 194-foot supply vessels to Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The Jan Tide and the Abshire Tide are the seventh and eighth in a series of 10 supply boats being built by Mc- Dermott for Tidewater.

 
 
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