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,
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.
Belotti Handling S.p.A., which invented the Reach Stacker machine for container handling in 1969, offers today a totally new and innovative unit with automated and sophisticated systems. The new machine is the result of a collaboration between Belotti and Pininfarina,
An international Ship Vibration Symposium will be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va., near Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday, October 16-17, 1978. The symposium will be jointly sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee
A Seminar on Ship Operation in Heavy Weather has been scheduled for September 19-20 at Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Glen Cove, Long Island, N.Y. _ Recently, there has been increasing interest in technical developments toward more efficient
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
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
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.