Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently launched the first of two ferries being built for the State of Louisiana, Department of Highways. The ferryboat New Roads is the first of two ferries to be built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc.
At a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 74 members and guests heard a paper titled "Control and Instrumentation of Slow- Speed Diesels," presented by John W. Dirriwachter, manager,
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 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.
Equipped with a unique computerized positioning system, the Saipem Castoro Sei, the world's largest pipelaying barge, began its sea trials in August off the Italian coast. The column-stabilized, semisubmersible barge, which measures 470 by 212 by
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 Maritime Administration has released a report which presents procedures, recommendations, and guidelines for tuning marine steam turbine propulsion systems and related auxiliary components. The study, "A Practical Operating Guide for Tuning Steam
An International S y m p o s i um on "Automation for Safety in Shipping and Offshore Petroleum Operations" (ASSOPO '80) is scheduled to be held in Trondheim, Norway, June 16-18, 1980. The symposium was organized by the Norwegian Society for Automatic Control,