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AWO'S REGULATORY ADVOCACY

The AWO regulatory program has as its cardinal objective the promotion of a stable and reasoned regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. The objective is best achieved through the Association's pursuit of compelling analysis and effective advocacy,

 

Meyer Werft Delivers New RoRo-Cruise Ferry

Meyer Werft marked its re-entrance into the international ferry business with the delivery of the 41,000-gt RoRocruise ferry Pont-Aven for Brittany Ferries. In summer. Pont-Aven will provide daily service sailing at 27 knots between France and England and between England and Spain.

Bollinger Completes Major Conversion of Ned Ferry

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., has completed a major conversion of the Crescent Towing tug, Ned Ferry that transformed the boat from a single engine vessel with 3,500 hp, to a twin-engine vessel with 4,000 hp. It is the third of eight Crescent Towing 105-ft.

SPD Technologies Expands Through New Acquisitions And Product Development

Since becoming an independent company as a result of a management buyout from Gould Inc. in the spring of 1987, SPD Technologies has experienced significant growth through new product development and important acquisitions under the guidance of George M.

SNAME To Hold 1988 Ship Production Symposium In Seattle, August 24-26

The 1988 Ship Production Symposium, sponsored by the Ship Production Committee of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and hosted by its Pacific Northwest Section, will take place August 24-26, 1988 at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, Wash.

Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation

Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.

Third Generation Ro/Ro Subject Of New York SNAME Section Meeting

The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced that its first meeting of the 1978-79 season will be held at the Whitehall Club in New York City on September 19, 1978. The social hour will commence at 5:30 p.

S N A M E N e w E n g l a nd S e c t i o n Hears Paper On Thrust B e a r i n gs

A recent SNAME New England Section meeting was held at the Faculty Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The speaker was Lyssimachos Vassilopoulos, president of Maritech, Inc. He presented a paper titled "Stiffness and Damping of Thrust Bearings,

$79-Million Jackup Rig Ordered By Nedlloyd From Hitachi Zosen

A contract valued at about $79 million for construction of a jackup type drilling rig has been awarded to Hitachi Zosen's Osaka yard by the Dutch shipping group Royal Nedlloyd. Nedlloyd claims that the rig, which will have four legs for extra stability instead of the usual three,

SPS Overlay: Fix Steel Decks Faster

Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years, most all marine structures will enter a shipyard for

 
 
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