Imagine having your employer inform you that your only two-week vacation all year will be spent sitting in training courses to revamp or add to your skill base as an officer. Most would more than likely offer a collective groan of discontent by
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 N.Y.-N.J.-Sandy Hook Pilots Association recently took delivery of a high-speed, rough-water commuter dispatch boat. It is a 64-foot, allaluminum, twin-screw vessel designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, Mass., and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp.
The semisubmersible drilling rig Scarabeo 5 was recently launched in Italy at the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA. Construction on the rig started in May 1987, and delivery is forecast for 1990. Ordered by the Italian company of Saipem (ENI Group),
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.
—Color Brochure, Technical Paper Offered— NautiCan Enterprises, Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, claims to have made a significant breakthrough in nozzle design more than 50 years after the development of the original Kort nozzle in Germany.
A joint venture to supply individually programmed shipboard desk-top computers was announced recently by the firms of Anchor Marine of Liverpool and Marine Venture Ltd. of London, U.K. Under the arrangement, Anchor Marine will write programs and arrange the supply of hardware,
Pittsburgh, Pa.—June 8-10 1988 Ship Technology And Research Symposium To Be Held In Conjunction With 3rd International Marine Systems Design Conference The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will hold its 1988 Spring Meeting/ Ship
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.
A recently released statistical study of weather-related ship casualties shows that the use of oceanrouting services substantially reduces casualty rates. Performed by a statistician from Stanford University, the study examined more than 150,000