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DOUBLE HULL UPDATE

New international standards for double hull oil tanker construction were recently adopted at the 32nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 32) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency responsible for maritime affairs.

 

Interocean Conducts Inert Gas Course

Interocean Management Corporation, Three Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102, recently arranged the first "Inert Gas and Supporting Systems for Tanker Safety" training course to be offered in the United States. The four-day course is for deck and

A. Edward Owen Named President And CEO, ZF Of North America

A. Edward Owen recently joined ZF-NA after 23 years in executive positions with Borg Warner. He managed the Remanufacturing Division in Ottawa, 111., for 11 years and was head of Borg Warner Brazil from 1979 until 1983. Most recently, he was vice

Halter Marine Delivers First Of Three Supply Boats To Brazil —First From U.S. Shipbuilder

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the first offshore supply boat built by a U.S. shipbuilder to the nation of Brazil. The 185-foot Oxala (pronounced o-shal-a), the first of a three-boat contract, was built for H. Dantas Servicos Maritimos, S.

1980 ABS Rules For Steel River And Intracoastal Vessels Now Available

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an international ship c l a s s i f i c a t i on society, has published the 1980 edition of Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways. Many sections in the new edition contain revised data,

Dravo Launches 40th Viking-Class Towboat

Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.

Kongsberg Relocates To New Facilities

Kongsberg North America, Inc. has moved to new and larger office and service facilities at 135 Fort Lee Road, Leonia, N.J. 07605. Their new telephone number is (201) 947-6788; telex 135115. Kongsberg is the North American marketing arm of Kongsberg AS,

Planning Navigation/Communication Conference To Be Held In New York March 21, 22 And 23

Members of the committee planning the second annual Port of New York Navigation and Communication Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and co-sponsored by the Council of American Master Mariners and

Mid-Coast Marine To Build $1-Million Pusher Towboat For Mexican Owner

Mid-Coast Marine of Eastside, Ore., recently received a $l-million contract for construction of a 72-foot pusher type towboat for Rocafosforica Mexicana S.A. de C.V. The vessel will be delivered in September to the owner's o p e r a t i o n in Baja California, Mexico.

ABS Publishes '83 Edition Of "Rules For Building And Classing Steel Vessels"

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently published the 1983 edition of "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels." The 912-page book is applicable to steel vessels of 200 feet (61 meters) and over in length. The 1983 edition includes

 
 
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