A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
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In January 2003, Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) was awarded eight vessel repair contracts awarded in succession — doubling the amount of jobs the yard was awarded just one year previous. Measuring 614 x 93 ft. (187.3 x 28.4 m) M /V Sheila Macdevitt of U.
A unique, roll-out linear insert to provide continuous level indication in deep tanks is now available from Gems Sensors Division, Plainville, Conn. The unit is readily adaptable for use in inaccessible or difficult tanks as well. Called the Gems Roli,
Stolt Parcel Tankers, Inc. selected Marine Management Systems' (MMS's) FleetWORKS, an inventory and maintenance software system, for six chemical tankers and shoreside at its Houston, Texas office. Subsequent installations are planned over the next
Tandem offloading from a spread moored FPSO is a high-risk operation that involves significant challenges with respect to safety and regularity. Based on extensive operational experience with shuttle tankers, combined with state-of-the art knowledge on mooring systems,
Tanker s a f e t y and pollution prevention will be the main topics of discussion at the American Petroleum Institute's annual tanker conference, October 1-4 at Innisbrook, Tarpon Springs, Fla. Among the speakers will be M.P. Holdsworth, Shell International Petroleum Co.
The Coast Guard has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding maneuvering performance standards for new U.S.-flag vessels — oceangoing tankers and product carriers, passenger ships, c a r g o s h i p s, miscellaneous vessels, and Great Lakes bulk carriers.
Four 185,000 dwt Alaskan-class tankers that will soon be carrying oil along the U.S. West Coast feature the latest innovations in safe-ship design, including Thordon COMPAC waterlubricated propeller shaft bearings. During the design phase of the
The Maritime Administration has released a publication titled "Foreign Flag Merchant Ships Owned by U.S. Parent Companies," which is for sale for $1.30 per copy from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.