Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.
Boca Raton, Florida — J u n e 3—6 The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. James S. Gracey, will address the American Petroleum Institute's 1984 Tanker Conference, which will be held in Boca Raton, Fla., June 3-6. This year's meeting, at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club,
Two years ago the President presented to Congress a program to reverse more than a decade of declining American military strength. In the preceding 10 years, real defense spending had declined 22 percent; our nuclear megatonage had been cut in
An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers.
—Literature Available Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently developed a high-pressure gas injection dual fuel diesel (DFD) engine, a next generation engine for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The new engine uses Boil-off Gas (BOG)
Over 200 members and guests attended the recent annual California Sections joint meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the Highlands Inn, Carmel, Calif. The initial paper was presented by Douglas C. MacMillan, Fellow,
Featuring a waterjet-powered fiberglass hull, a new pilot boat was constructed for Puget Sound Pilots at Nordlund Boat Co., Tacoma, Wash. Measuring 74 ft. (22.5 m), the vessel will be based at Port Angeles, Wash., where it was scheduled to enter service during December 1999.
The board of directors of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has elected Richard H. Vortmann to the new position of executive vice president, and Kristian K. Christensen to the new position of vice president of Planning and Programs.
The papers in full, discussions and authors' replies, c o v e r i ng proceedings of a three-day conference "North Sea Corrosion— What Have We Learnt," event No. 97 in the European Federation of Corrosion, organized by The Institute of Marine Engineers and
Marine & Offshore of Helsinki, Finland, is offering a free 12-page color brochure on ABB variable speed AC drives for marine propulsion and dynamically positioned vessels. The brochure discusses the SAMI Megastar variable speed AC thruster drives