In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,
—Literature Offered— Valve cages, whether watercooled or uncooled, may have some inherent weaknesses which can lead to serious defects after some thousand running hours. The sensitive spots are the cooling channels, weld area, seat coating and the anti-corrosion coating.
ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls,
In the invention devised by Langh Ship, steel coils are transported on tweendecks that are equipped with integrated cradles. The method was granted a Finnish patent in 2001 and it has now passed the European Patent Office's inspection, which ascertained that the innovation's novelty,
Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be. Will the new rules of electronic signatures and electronic
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
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that new requirements concerning prevention of pollution from ships will become effective on October 2, 1983. For some U.S. shipowners and operators the new rules will mean changes in operating procedures and for others new equipment will be required.
The new BIMCO Voyage Estimator 2000 and BIMCO Laytime Calculator 2000 have been released, boasting various new features designed to lighten the daily workload of shipping offices. BIMCO Informatique A/S has taken into consideration its experience,
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
—Literature Available Bob Daniels, president of Marland Environmental Systems Inc., Lorton, Va., recently announced the company's receipt of a contract for six military Reverse Osmosis Purification Systems (MMS-1000). The order, valued in excess of $1,