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,
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.
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
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.
Biospherics Incorporated, Rockville, Md., reported recently that it has received certification from the U.S. Coast Guard for its Oil Sentry®, oil-in-water monitoring instrument. Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Gilbert V. Levin, president of Biospherics,
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.
P&O Nedlloyd Container Line is the world's third largest container shipping company, operating 157 vessels, a cumulative 407.000 tons on 84 routes with 235 direct call ports. With a fleet this massive and the growing need to communicate with ships,
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
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.
COMSAT Maritime Services recently performed a successful experiement transmitting a compressed 768 Kbps service from its Southbury, Conn., Coast Earth Station to the Queen Elizabeth 2 of Cunard Lines. The one-hour program containing NBC Nightly News,