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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.

 

Sixth VLCC Delivered By Kockums To Salen Features Roller Bearing Design For Shaft

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.

M/T PORTLAND Unusual 360° Steerable Z-Drive Tug Enters Service

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.

Charles Murphy Receives Halert C. Shepheard Award For Merchant Marine Safety

Rear Adm. Charles P. Murphy, USCG (ret.), general manager, ship construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., has been named recipient of the second annual Halert C. Shepheard Award for achievement in marine safety. The award was established by the American Institute

Matson Promotes Three- John Couch Appointed Senior Vice President

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,

Hyde/Henschel Steering Failure Alarm Meets USCG And IMCO Rules

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).

Marine Electric RPD Markets Steering Gear Power Failure Alarm

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.

Walter Beam Named Vice President-Research And Development At Sperry

Robert L. Wendt, president of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Walter R. Beam to the newly created post of division vice president for research and development. In his new position, Dr. Beam will

Coast G u a r d Rules On S t e e r i n g F a i l u r e A l a r ms To Be E n f o r c e d Soon

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,

OMNITHRUSTER Names J. Michael Melvin VP

Stanley A. Dashew, president and founder of OMNITHRUSTER INC., recently announced that the board of directors elected J. Michael Melvin vice president, marketing. Mr. Melvin will report directly to the office of the president. OMNITHRUSTER INC.

 
 
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