After two years of machinations within Congress, involving various federal agencies and with some input from the private sector, the United States finally has a Maritime Transportation Security Act. This measure, when fully implemented, will impose
—Literature Available The efficiency of evacuating high density passenger vessels with high freeboard has been greatly increased by borrowing an idea from the airline industry. Viking Life Saving Equipment has developed a marine escape slide (MES).
Built by Halter, the 166-foot Cameron Express (shown above) is operated by Offshore Express, Inc. of Houma, La., for Mesa Petroleum of Freeport, Texas. The first of three 166-foot liquid mud supply boats for the company, the Cameron Express is
At the conclusion of his morning presentation that outlined the Defense Logistic Agency's (DLA) organization and operation, Maj. Gen. Joseph Morgan, USAF, DLA executive director for quality, received a barrage of questions, complaints, and comments
—Literature Available— The Commander SDM 5000 Flow Computer, a total energy management information center for calculating pressure and temperaturecompensated flow, has been introduced by Leslie Controls, Inc., Tampa, Fla. The new unit is designed to be used as a stand-alone flow computer,
—Literature Available Cargocaire Engineering Corporation, Amesbury, Mass., a leader in the development and manufacture of desiccant dehumidification systems for 50 years, recently introduced its new industrial Honey- Combe® dehumidifier model HC300.
Gems flow switch, FS-10798, provides extreme sensitivity to protect expensive equipment. It is adjustable for an infinite number of actuation set points, and provides an adjustment range for liquids of 0.5 to 20 gpm; 3 to 160 scfm for gas. According to Gems,
The West German firm of J.M. Voith GmbH recently announced that British shipowners Tees Towing Co., Ltd. of Middlesborough ordered two Voith water tractors from the Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd. Shipyard. The 98-foot-long by 32-foot-wide tractors
The world's largest submersible derrick barge, built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for McDermott International, Inc., has been equipped with an advanced ballast control system supplied by Bailey Controls. The Bailey Network
RTM STAR Center (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) has installed what it dubs the world's first Full Mission Diesel Electric Simulator - DE III. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach. Fla., facility and is based on