Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Tokyo, Japan, has received a silver medal, the Stanly Gray Award and the BMEC Donald Maxwell Award in Marine Technology from the United Kingdom's Institute of Marine Engineers (I Mar E) for a paper entitled
A new organization, the Fast Sealift Ship Readiness Support Squadron, has been established under the Navy's Military Sealift Command, with headquarters at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The squadron commander is Capt. Thomas E. Morin, USN. It will be staffed with two naval officers,
The hull assembly nears completion as the icebreaker-type bow is installed on a new design gas turbine-powered oil tanker under construction at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, Ore. Setting the section as a whole is typical of PMC's modular construction method,
Trials measuring the ship evacuation performance of passengers in conditions including smoke and rolling motion are being conducted as part of a research project led by British Maritime Technology Ltd. (BMT) and co-funded by the European Union.
The past two to three years have seen a continuing growth of interest in ro/ro vessels, with a relatively small but nevertheless steady stream of orders for this type of ship—both large and small — being placed with shipyards in Europe and Japan.
As a result of technological developments and an increasing demand for diversified services in the maritime sector, Det norske Veritas has established a new separate body to coordinate all such activities outside the traditional field of classification and governmental commissions.
The first combined Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held May 25-27 in San Francisco's (Calif.) Fairmont Hotel. STAR stands for "Ship Technology and Research," and this is to be the second such STAR Symposium.