Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan has recently delivered the world's first oceangoing, sail-assisted vessel, the 30,900-dwt bulk carrier Aqua City to her owner, Aqua City Maritime Inc. NKK has pioneered in the design of sailassisted ships in conjunction
As the U.S. — and the world — tries to thwart terrorist attacks in the planning stage, container shipping has become a focal point. From electronic seals to radiation detection devices mounted on container cranes, the effort to ensure attack from the sea does not come via a 20-ft.
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 Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has accepted its new fireboat, L.A. Fireboat 2, which is the largest in the U.S. according to its length of 105 ft. (32 m) and a fire-fighting capacity of more than 10,300 cu. m. /hr. Built to replace the 75-year-old Ralph J.
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses
As a further vindication of major Greek investment in marine propulsion research, the state-of-the-art. engine test laboratory inaugurated less than two years ago at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) will contribute to a new European
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
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,
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.
Barging of drilling rigs is a method of transportation which has only been used in recent years. However, the principle of this method of transportation has been used successfully for many years. The basic development took place in Western Europe