American Bureau of Shipping


—A Review— Faster turnaround in port means increased profits for all vessel operators. To meet that need, designers and manufacturers of cargo handling equipment and access and stowage systems continue to improve their products and to introduce new,


Hoskins To Head Gulf Regional Office For W.B. Arnold In Houston

Richard I. Hoskins has assumed overall sales and management responsibilities for the Gulf regional office of W.B. Arnold Co., Inc. in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hoskins's previous experience includes over 20 years in various senior management positions with the Gulf Oil Corporation,

Freeport Shipbuilding Delivers Passenger Vessel To Nassau Cruises

Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Inc. of Freeport, Fla., recently completed the excursion/dinner cruise vessel Calypso II for Nassau Cruises Ltd., a Bahamas-based company. The 550-passenger vessel, with an overall length of 105 feet, beam of 29 feet,

Halter Completes Diesel Electric Supply Boat Contract For Acadian

The recent delivery of the Acadian Commander (shown right) and Acadian Explorer by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., marked the completion of a six vessel contract with Acadian Marine Service, Inc. for the world's first diesel electric SCR tug/supply vessels.

'Rapid Response Team' Formed By ABS To Assist Clients When Vessels Are Damaged

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has implemented a program called the "Rapid Response Team" that provides immediate assistance to shipowners and offshore operators to minimize casualty losses. In the planning stage since late 1988, the Rapid Response


May 1-4, Houston, Texas The annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC '89, will once again be held in the spacious Astrodomain Complex in Houston, Texas, on May 1-4,1989. The event, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will consist

o d d S e a t t l e To Refit T w o C o n t a i n e r s h i ps For Lykes Bros.

John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle Division, announced recently that Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. has contracted with Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp.'s Seattle division to refit two containerships

Marine coatings & corrosion control

Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,

Lister Chain To Open U.S. Anchor Chain Plant —Literature Available

Lister Chain & Forge Inc., a recently incorporated U.S. company, associated with 78-year-old Canadian chain-making and steel forging concern Lister Bolt & Chain, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., recently announced it would commence the manufacture of ship anchor chain in the U.

ABS Urges Side Stringers For Double Hulls

Constructing side stringers into the wing tanks of double-hulled vessels will allow for easier maintenance and inspections, said the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently. Despite the increased cost, ABS urged that this added modification

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