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.
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.
Port State Control Initiative In April 1994, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) instituted what is deemed by many to be the most rigorous program in the world for eliminating substandard vessels from U.S. waters. The program, called the Port State Control Initiative,
Tano Corporation of Metairie, La., has been awarded a contract to design and manufacture centralized control systems for two refrigerated containerships. The vessels are being built by Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., shipyard for Farrell Lines Incorporated.
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
Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash., has been awarded a contract to furnish PSI/Frydenbo rotary-vane steering gear for two product carriers being built by Avondale Shipyards for Ogden Marine, Inc. The use of the PSI 'Frydenbo rotary vane steering
Sperry Marine Systems has delivered four 24,000,000-inch/ pound steering systems to National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) for the 188,500-dwt San Diego-Class tankers. These systems are the first triple flow systems delivered in Sperry's expanding steering system business.
The Maritime Administration and Maritime Subsidy Board have authorized execution of the agency's first construction-differential subsidy (CDS) contracts for the retrofitting of tankers in compliance with the Port and Tanker Safety Act of 1978.