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.
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
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,
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,
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,
Acurex Corporation, Autodata Division, Mountain View, Calif., has published a free eight-page brochure on "Powermeters for Marine Environments." The introduction explains that the Acurex Model 1600A Series Horsepower Measurement Systems are used
—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
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
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,