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.
Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently delivered the Moku Pahu, a 113-foot 6-inch Catug, to the California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. of San Francisco, Calif. A Catug is the catamaran style propulsion unit in an integrated tug/barge system.
Sigurd Nilsen, executive vice president of Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc., has announced the appointment of Ed Toale to their sales staff. Mr. Toale's sales and service background in the marine refrigeration and air-conditioning field spans a period of more than 20 years.
Foster Wheeler Boiler Corporation, 110 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, N.J. 07039, has received a contract from the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics Corporation to supply inert gas generators and dry air plants for two liquefied
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,
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.
Fifth San Antonio Class Ship to be Named New York At a ceremony held on September 7, 2002, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York Harbor, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the fifth ship of
GE Marine Engines has received partial funding from Ingalls Shipbuilding to begin the engineering work on equipment to be used on the U.S. Navy's eighth LHD Wasp-class large-deck, multipurpose amphibious assault ship. Measuring 844 ft. (257.2 m), the vessels displace 40,500 tons.
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.