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NKK Delivers Its First Car/Bulk Carrier With Hoistable Decks

NKK (Nippon Kokan) of Japan recently delivered the 42,000-dwt car/bulk carrier Merak Eighty, fitted with temporarily hoistable cardecks, to Irvine Shipping Inc. of Liberia. Shin-ichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Incorporated, said the bulk

 

Ultra Large Containerships: Will Security Measures Impede Operations?

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.

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

Midshipmen Hear Panel Of Four Discuss Offshore Drilling Careers For USMMA Graduates

A panel of four members of the offshore drilling industry was present on the evening of December 11, 1973, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to discuss and answer questions concerning the career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.

SNAME SPRING MEETING/ STAR SYMPOSIUM 'MARINE & OFFSHORE SYSTEMS'

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

The Marine Board Of The National Research Council Plans November Symposium

Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,

Hyundai To Build Four Rigs For ODECO At Total Cost Of $260 Million

Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the construction of four Ocean Odyssey Class selfpropelled, semisubmersible

Severe Vessel Shortage, Advanced Age Of Fleet Threaten Some USSR Lines

According to a report by the Soviet Ministry of Merchant Marine, a chronic inability to order new ships may lead to financial losses for Soviet shipping companies and to lack of competitiveness in the world maritime market. The semi-official newspaper Water

Wartsila Launches Baltic Cruise Ferry For V i k i n g Line

The Turku Shipyard of Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched the second of five Baltic cruise ferries for operation by Viking Line on routes between Finland and Sweden. Christened the M/S Athena, the 580-foot cruise ferry was named by Marianne Myrsten,

Drewry Study Says Cheaper Oil Prices Will Boost Tanker Trade

According to a new study from Drewry Shipping Consultants, cheaper international oil prices will prove a major boost to tanker trade levels. Titled "The Outlook for Oil Trades to 1995," the Drewry report says if the spot crude price stabilized around

 
 
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