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.
Zachary M. Reynolds, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a San Francisco naval architect, presented a paper entitled "Investigation of Select Hull Forms" at a recent dinner meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society
Novatug completed trials of a winchbased Carrousel system and launched a new Compact Carrousel tug design. The Carrousel system is designed to enable the towing wire to rotate 360 degrees around the tug, improving braking and steering power while reducing costs.
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.
Ulstein Trading Ltd. A/S of Norway is offering a free color brochure on its high lift rudder, a result of intensive research and several years' experience in ship construction and manufacture of ships' equipment, which provides improved maneuverability and fuel economy.