Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
With a combined sum of two and half centuries of shipbuilding experience, the new Spanish shipbuilding conglomerate, IZAR — billed as shipbuilding's new one-stop shop — is hardly a neophyte entering the highly competitive world of international shipbuilding.
Representatives f r om major classification societies and Federal agencies will review current and proposed rules and regulations related to marine/offshore operations at a seminar in Houston, Texas, September 15-16, 1977. The two-day seminar
In 1977, public outcry forced the Coast Guard to withdraw its opposition to the use of unmanned enginerooms while in U.S. waters. But, in light of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the agency is once again proposing new requirements for unmanned tanker enginerooms.
An all-new Marine Discharge Control System, designed to prevent the discharge of oily bilge water on inland waterways, has been developed by Keene Corporation's Fluid Handling Division. Intended for use on ships 26 feet and longer, the new system provides
Dr. Irene Carswell Peden, an educator, radio scientist, and leader in an effort to involve women in professional engineering careers, has become the first woman to be named to the Advisory- Board at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.