Prior to the 1970s, drydocking intervals were determined primarily based on the speed with which a vessel became fouled. Today, of course, this is no longer true because of the introduction of self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint by major marine suppliers almost two decades ago.
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,
Stolt Tankers, pioneers in the worldwide ocean transportation of specialty liquid products in bulk, has added two new parcel tankers to its growing fleet of modern IMCO certificated tonnage. The M/T Stolt Avenir, the second of two 22,800-dwt vessels built
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
Keppel Shipyard, a member of the Keppel Hitachi Zosen Group, has secured a $3.9 million jumboization contract from Baggermaatschappij Boskalis bv (Boskalis), an operating arm of the Royal Boskalis Westminister Group in the Netherlands, to upgrade its Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger,
A three-day International Symposium on Ship Operations (ISOSO) will be held at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City September 23, 24, 25, 1980. This conference will examine the navigations, weather forecasting, and communications aspects in the maritime industry.
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 15,000- cubic-meter LPG/ammonia carrier Skulte to AKP "Sovcomflot," Moscow. The 518-foot-long by 70-footbeam newbuilding, named after a place in the Gulf of Riga, is the fourth ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR.