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.
Geislinger GmbH recently delivered its biggest torsional elastic coupling — a coupling with an outer diameter of 2.8- m and a weight of 36.3 tons. The coupling will be built into the drive line of a VLCC tanker, with an energy saving counter-rotating double propeller.
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
Authors from 13 countries will present more than 40 technical papers to some 2,000 delegates expected to attend the Fifth International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG-5) scheduled August 29- September 1, 1977, in Dusseldorf, West Germany.
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.
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,
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,
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,
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