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.
Westport Shipyard, Inc., Westport, Wash., has delivered a 90-foot fiberglass vessel to Catalina Channel Express Lines for service on passenger routes between Los Angeles Harbor and Catalina Island. Catalina Channel Express Lines, which already is equipped with Westport-built vessels,
Tenfjord Inc. of Norway (represented in the U.S. by Tenfjord Inc. of Hoboken, N.J.) is offering free literature on steering gears manufactured to their rotary piston design. The Tenfjord unit is very compact, especially the M-type with its integral pump units,
Agri-Trans Corporation, a barging cooperative which transports grain and chemical fertilizer products on the inland waterways, recently christened a new 3,700- hp locking river towboat, the M/V Cooperative Venture. Mrs. Georgeanna Werner, wife of Melvin Werner,
Texas Instruments Incorporated has just introduced a TI 9930 Talking Navigator Accessory Option with Autopilot Output f or use with its Loran C based navigation system. Using the new Speech Option, the commercial boat operator situated anywhere
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.
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).
The Wagner Engineering Group, a 50-year-old company that designs and manufactures marine hydraulic steering systems and automatic pilots for worldwide distribution, recently announced a major reorganization as part of a comprehensive plan to streamline operations.
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,
The M / V Exxon Lake Charles was delivered recently by Hillman Barge and Construction Company, Brownsville, Pa. 15417. This is the third of five such towboats being constructed by Hillman Barge for Exxon Company, U.S.A. The first two are the Exxon Louisville and the Exxon Memphis,