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Texaco VLCC Officers First In U.S. To Use Shiphandling Simulator

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.

 

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.

The Future is Now

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.

Mechanical Problems, Late Deliveries Continue to Plague Industry

A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines

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,

VLCC ' N ew Venture7 Delivered By Ariake Works Of Hitachi Zosen

The New Venture, a 277,083-dwt VLCC, was recently completed by Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen. It was then christened and delivered to the owner, New Dynasty Shipping Inc. This tanker is the first of its size to be developed by Hitachi Zosen. It

Omnithruster Waterjets Offer Maneuverability In Polar Regions

—Literature Available Omnithruster bow and stern thrusters installed aboard one of the Soviet Union's newest research vessels are providing excellent are ice management and maneuverability, according to the Santa Fe, California- based company.

Fuel Conservation Subject Of N.Y. SNAME Symposium Sept. 22-23

The international problem of a decreasing world's fuel supply, as both demand and cost are increasing, will be addressed by the maritime community in a symposium, to be presented by the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects

GE Marine Starts Engineering For Eighth LHD

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.

SNAME Publishes New Vibration Code

In January 1975, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers published Code C-l (Code for Shipboard Vibration Measurement) which addressed the problem of shipboard vibration. Now the Society has published Code C-4 (Local Shipboard Structures and

 
 
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