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Ulstein Maritime Reports On Z-Drive Success

—Brochure Available—Since becoming part of the worldwide Ulstein Group in 1984, Ulstein Maritime has achieved major success in areas outside their traditional North American market. Recent orders received include two 2,000- hp Z-Drives for McTay Shipyards in the U.

 

Balehi Marine Delivers 1,800-HP Towboat 'Lake Charles' To Conoco Oil Company

Balehi Marine, Inc., Lacombe, La., recently delivered the 1,800- horsepower towboat Lake Charles to Conoco Oil Company. Based on Balehi Marine's standard 1,800- 2,400-hp towboat design, the Lake Charles has a length of 81 feet, beam of 28 feet, depth of 11 feet and draft of 7 feet 6 inches.

STAR Center Provides 360-Degree Field of View

Imagine having your employer inform you that your only two-week vacation all year will be spent sitting in training courses to revamp or add to your skill base as an officer. Most would more than likely offer a collective groan of discontent by

Detroit Diesel-Powered 'Spirit Of Philadelphia' Delivered By Blount Marine—Its 277th Vessel

Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and delivered its 277th vessel, the M/V Spirit Of Philadelphia. The vessel was constructed for Holiday Cruises II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International, owned by Richard O'Leary of Norfolk, Va.

Severe Vessel Shortage, Advanced Age Of Fleet Threaten Some USSR Lines

According to a report by the Soviet Ministry of Merchant Marine, a chronic inability to order new ships may lead to financial losses for Soviet shipping companies and to lack of competitiveness in the world maritime market. The semi-official newspaper Water

NAPVO Releases Safety Manual

The release of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) Safety and Training Program Manual has been announced by Coe Sherrard, NAPVO's president. "This document serves as a comprehensive manual to train crew members about the safe operation of small passenger vessels.

Stanford Study Shows That Oceanrouting Reduces Casualties

A recently released statistical study of weather-related ship casualties shows that the use of oceanrouting services substantially reduces casualty rates. Performed by a statistician from Stanford University, the study examined more than 150,000

Shaver Awards Z-Drive Tug Contract To Martinac

J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Wash., recently received a contract to build a 3,000- hp, twin-screw, Z-drive tug from Portland, Ore.-based Shaver Transportation Company. The new tug is a variation on the successful Z-30, two-man

Devoe Offers Brochure On Marine And Corrosion Control Paints & Coatings

Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Division of Grow Group, Inc., has published a six-page color brochure that highlights the high-quality, technologically advanced marine and corrosion control coatings the company produces. Titled "Full Speed Ahead With Devoe Marine Coatings Co.

The Rules are About to Change

A seminal approach to class following the landmark decision by three of the classification societies two years ago to develop common edicts governing oil tanker hull structures, a complete draft set of new. unified rules is to be circulated for industry comment in June 2004.

 
 
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