The possibility of a future regulatory regime in which newbuild bulk carriers over a certain size would need to be double- hulled has moved a step closer towards becoming a reality. In March this year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s
The Seattle Fire Department in Washington recently completed the training of crews for its new 26-knot fire boat, the Chief Seattle. With three Detroit Diesel 16V92TI engines rated at 1,000 shp at 2,300 rpm, driving both propellers and fire pumps,
Central Boat Rentals of Morgan City, La., recently put to work a unique inland, 60-foot pushboat built by Brice Shipbuilding Inc. of Chauvin, La. The Vail Trail (shown above) is an unusual ship in that it has six rudders for improved maneuverability and control.
Rinus Schepen has been appointed vice president, Central America and Panama Service, for Crowley Maritime Corporation's Atlantic Division. He reports to Miguel A. Rossy, senior vice president- Crowley Caribbean Transport (CCT) Services. In his new position, Mr.
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
GTR Campbell, the designers of standard design ships like Freedom, Fortune, Friendship, Fantasy, Fortune MKII, Festiva, Valiant and Galaxy in cooperation with their associated concept design firm; Algoship Designers Ltd. of the Bahamas are behind
The China Corporation of Shipbuilding Industry has been awarded a contract to build nine anchor handling tugs/offshore supply vessels for a joint venture of two Singapore owners. Timur Carriers and Selco Ltd. The contract will be signed in Hong Kong
The American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world's leading ship classification societies, has formed a Strategic Marketing Team to provide clients more timely access to its experience and technical expertise and to assist prospective clients in the
2 5 % Increase In Passenger Capacity By 1990 The cruise business is experiencing a new construction boom, with more than 20 new cruise ships under construction, on order, or in the planning stage. Passenger capacity of the cruise fleet is expected to increase by 25 percent up to 1990.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.