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.
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,
The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.
The Pascagoula Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers met recently at the TIKI Restaurant in Gautier, Miss. A cocktail hour preceded a business meeting, which was chaired by A.C. LiCausi, Section chairman. During the technical session which followed,
Planning Research Corporation (PRC) Marine Systems Division, 1850 K Street N.W., International Square, Washington, D.C. 20006, will team with Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. in a $500,000 project to provide planning and engineering s e r v i c e s f o r the U.
A c o n s t r u c t i o n contract expected to exceed $20 million has been awarded to Bath Iron Works by Sun Ship, Inc. to construct a 643-foot oceangoing barge for the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company. The vessel, the size of a major merchant
The South Korean government plans to build its own 10,000-gt semisubmersible offshore drilling unit for oil exploration at a cost of $80 million. The order will be placed, probably at a domestic yard, in time for delivery in 1983. Previously the government intended to lease rigs,
As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,
Palmer Johnson Savannah and Atlantic Dry Dock Corp. have entered into a joint effort via a letter of intent for the establishment of Palmer Johnson @ Atlantic (PJA) on the site of the 60- acre Atlantic Shipyard facility near Jacksonville, Fla.
L a r i m e r N a m e d Chief E n g i n e e r i n g P l a n n i n g/ C o n t r o l M a r i n e t t e M a r i ne
Ralph Larimer has been named chief, engineering planning and control of all MMC engineering operations and supervision of project engineering functions. Mr. Larimer joined MMC in 1975 after completing active duty as a nuclear power qualified officer aboard the USS Grayling (SSN646).