A computerized shiphandling simulator to train deck officers of supertankers and other ships began operations in February at LaGuardia Airport's Marine Air Terminal, New York City, with a group of marine officers of Texaco Inc. and subsidiary companies.
The Hampton Roads Section held its most recent dinner/technical meeting at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va. The evening's paper titled "A Survey of Shipboard Piping Design and Fabrication" was presented by Lamar E. Williams and Bob S. Oglesby.
Vital to the nation's defense capability is the improvement of repair and maintenance procedures and the modernization of facilities. When the Naval Sea Systems Command called for improvement of the crane system on its medium auxiliary floating drydocks,
Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.
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,
The official opening of Omnipure's new headquarters and plant was recently announced by Leonard Langeland, president of Omnipure. Omnipure is a division of Sigma-Chapman, Inc., and is now headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. The new structure is
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has reopened its Madisonville, La., shipyard to begin construction on 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind. John Dane III, president of the Trinity Marine Group that includes Equitable,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's new Sabine Yard on Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas, will be operational in spring 1985 following the installation of one of the largest floating drydocks in the country. The announcement by David H. Klinges, vice
Fabricating and transferring of ships and drill rigs using special Hydranautics hydraulic systems equipment has begun at Rauma Repola's Mantyluoto yard in Pori, Finland. The equipment permits ships of 8,500 tons steel weight to be constructed on land in sections,
With the rapid increase in the need for large plants in nonindustrialized areas, major Japanese shipbuilders have each developed unique methods to build large plants utilizing their engineering and shipbuilding techniques, such as barge-mounted plants.