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.
Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.
Kockums Shipyard, Malmo, Sweden, has just announced delivery of the 256,050-dwt tanker Sea Swift to the iSalen Shipping Companies of Sweden. The turbine-powered VLCC is the last of six tankers ordered by Salen and the 16th in the Kockums present series of twenty 255,000- tonners.
The appointment of Edwin (Eddie) Luquette to the position of sales manager of Offshore Express, Inc., has been announced jointly by Robert C. Schmidt, vice president and general manager of the Houma, La.-based marine t r a n s p o r t a t i o n firm,
Already operating successfully aboard tankers of a major U.S. oil company fleet, the new Henschel Rudder Follow-up Failure Alarm meets the recently proposed U.S. Coast Guard rules requiring an alarm upon steering failure. It provides the required audible
In accordance with proposed Coast Guard Rules stipulating that vessels calling on U.S. ports must be equipped with steering gear power failure alarm indication, Marine Electric RPD, Inc. is marketing a Galbraith-Pilot Marine Power Failure Alarm which meets these Coast Guard Regulations.
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
New U.S. Coast Guard rules will require most ships — tentatively those over 1,600 gross tons —with power-driven main or auxiliary steering gear to be equipped w i t h advanced steering failure alarm systems. The new rules, which are expected to be put into force within six to eight months,
A system that rings an alarm and flashes a light in a ship's wheelhouse just seconds after a steering gear failure occurs has been designed by the Sperry Division of Sperry Rand Corporation. Called the "Steering Failure Alarm," the system is intended
Matson Navigation Company has promoted John C. Couch to senior vice president, Barrick L. Prince to vice president, and Merle Kelai to assistant vice president, sales, it was announced by J.P. Gray, president. Mr. Couch, a vice president since February 1978,