Fred S. Sherman Elected AIMS Board Chairman

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.


R o l l - O n / R o l l - O f f And Container Carriers

A N e w Concept In M a r i n e Transport Is Seeded Only In Times Of Economic U p h e a v a l And Bears Fruit Only If It Is A d a p t a b l e To Economics Of A C h a n g i n g Pattern The most c h a l l e n g i n g and unique problem the naval architect faces

Dockyard Doubles Its Prosperity

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.

Gems Roli Provides Continuous Level Indication For Deep Tanks

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 Selects MMS' FleetWORKS For Tankers, Houston Office

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

SMT: Safe and Cost Effective Mooring

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,

API Annual Tanker Conference To Be Held At Tarpon Springs Oct. 1-4

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.

Coast Guard Proposes Maneuvering Standards For U.S.-Flag Vessels

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.

BP's Shafts are Oil-Free

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

MarAd Publication Shows Foreign-Flag Ships Owned By U.S. Companies

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.

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