From an address recently presented to The Annual Meeting of the Propeller Club of the United States Our inland and coastal barge industry is too little understood, indeed it is largely invisible and we have only to look into the mirror to discover who is to blame for that.
Editor's Note: This article is based on a paper presented by Werner Oehlers, senior engineer and sales manager-marine engines, MAN B&W Diesel GmbH, at a recent Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers-New York Metropolitan Section joint meeting.
Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair of Mobile, Ala., recently entered into an agreement with Cleaver and Walkingshaw Ltd., naval architects of Vancouver, B.C., which permits the Gulf Coast yard to offer the proven "hostile" class design to the American
The advent of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) not only brought a new dimension in cargo handling, it also brought a new dimension to tank washing. Water washing of cargo tanks of these large vessels requires tremendous volumes of water. For this
"By halting the discharge of plastic waste from ships, we are taking a major step to protect the world's marine environment," said Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner recently in announcing an interim final rule that prohibits the dumping of plastics,
A 43.5-million Canadian dollar agreement was signed recently for the purchase of an oversized Panamax floating dock for Halifax Shipyards of Nova Scotia. The new dock will be capable of handling all types and sizes of vessels up to 115,000 dwt,
Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Division of Grow Group, Inc., has published a six-page color brochure that highlights the high-quality, technologically advanced marine and corrosion control coatings the company produces. Titled "Full Speed Ahead With Devoe Marine Coatings Co.