Recent growth in ferry construction, particularly in the U.S., has been significant. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reported that the U.S. marine transportation system annually transports 134 million passengers by ferry. Although the U.
The annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held at "The Harrison," Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada, the weekend of October 7-9, was attended by more than 130 members and guests.
Considerations in the Design of an IP67 Rated Computer or Display for Outdoor Marine Applications An outdoor designed product is required to be totally sealed to eliminate uncontrolled system contamination through external fans and openings. To increase system reliability,
Water Cleaning System Marinfloc AB is reportedly first manufacturer of Emulsion Breaking Bilge Water Cleaning System (EBBWCS) that shipowners and shipyards can choose to fulfill the new IMO regulations for newbuildings after January 1, 2005. The
A new compact and low-priced Galbraith Pilot-Marine Solid State Salinity Indicating Panel designed to measure and monitor the amount of salt or chlorides dissolved in water is being marketed by Marine Electric RPD, Inc., 166 National Road, Edison, N.
In its nine-year history, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has become the world's leading international technical forum devoted to the development of offshore resources and protection of the ocean environment. OTC is an interdisciplinary meeting
A booklet from Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation describes its recently developed Fiberglas/ plastics (FRP) and polyurethane insulating and containment system for liquefied natural gas carriers. It is the first nonmetallic system to combine
A versatile onboard communications center, Marisat terminal model 3055M, is described in a new four-color brochure being offered by Comsat General Corporation of Washington, D.C. The 3055M terminal gives a ship or offshore facility at sea many
ITT Grinnell Valve Company, Inc. of Providence, R.I., recently introduced the Dyna-Lok highperformance butterfly valve. The new valve is designed to extend the range of conventional butterfly valves with shutoff capabilities of steel gate and ball valves.
The 500-passenger Landing Queen, a 290-ton displacement sternwheel riverboat, was christened recently at the Landing at Seven Coves, a country club/resort hotel on Lake Conroe, Texas. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Wilburn S.