Donald W. Jett, executive vice president of CDI Marine Company, recently announced the appointments of John S. (Steve) Smith and Clinton Dodson. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has a Master of Science degree in Electronic
the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, led a group of New York City marine insurance companies in forming a not-for-profit, benevolent purpose society to promote the safety of life at sea. This evolved into the American Bureau of Shipping which
American President Lines, Oakland, Calif., recently took delivery of the second and third of its new C-10 Class containerships from two West German shipyards for use in its Pacific Basin service. The ships, the President Kennedy and the President Polk,
An Aker H-4.2 semisubmersible drilling rig, said to be the first of its kind ever constructed, was launched recently from Drydock No. 1 of Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan Shipyard in Korea. The advanced unit, worth about $75 million, is built to the Aker H-4.
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.
Burrard Clean Operations Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has contracted with MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders of oil spill recovery vessels and systems, for the construction of a new design 75-foot spill recovery boat.
A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,
The first of 60 grain barges has been delivered to the American River Transportation C o m p a ny (ARTCO) by the Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO). The barges are 195-foot rake hopper and 200- foot box hopper barges being constructed at the NABRICO Ashland City, Tenn.
The Ship Structure Committee, an Interagency Advisory Committee dedicated to the improvement of marine structures, has recently published some new technical reports of interest to those concerned with the design and safety of ships and offshore structures.
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