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 Trinity Marine Group (TMG), of Gulfport, Mississippi, recently conducted a week long sales and marketing drive through New York and New Jersey to promote the group's 11 shipyards, particularly its newly renovated yard in Beaumont, Texas. Mr.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Route #4, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601, recently delivered a SteelShip 80 with elevating pilothouse to International Paper Company, Woodlands Division, Mobile, Ala. The new vessel, named the Forest Queen, will be operating on the Yazoo River,
Faster and lower-cost replacement of ships' alarm systems is now an option for vessels struggling with costly maintenance of old monitoring equipment. Existing control panels can be used, and the upgrade even carried out, while the vessel is under way.
The advent of increasingly advanced technology used onboard boats, rigs and ships, and the computers and software designed to make them work, has resulted in the demand for a new breed of ruggedization. While rugged computer equipment has been used for years in many industries,
Gems Sensors Division, Plainville, Conn., recently published a new 16-page catalog describing solid-state Safe-Pak and Zener Barriers that protect instrumentation or equipment in potentially hazardous areas. The units render non-voltage producing sensors intrinsically-safe.
—Literature Available Aeroquip Corporation's T-J Division has come out with the new series TP proximity switches which provide fully adjustable position sensing and control of series TP NFPA interchangeable aluminum air cylinders. Detailed information
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
It appears that however big you are, and however much oil you have, you still have to worry about how much oil you are burning in your boilers. Some major oil companies, although they deal in larger quantities of this precious resource than most companies,
The Maritime Administration has awarded a cost-shared reimbursable no-fee contract in the amount of $295,800 to American President Lines, Inc., 601 California Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, to analyze the characteristics of systems used