Largest Vessel Delivered To Date By Washington Yard The 232-foot, 1,600-passenger M/V Star of Honolulu, the largest, heaviest vessel ever built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, was recently delivered by the firm's Whidbey Island, Wash., yard to operator, Paradise Cruise Ltd.
A non-slip safety coating for ships and offshore rigs is available from American Abrasive Metals of Irvington, N.J. Called Epoxo, the abrasive coating helps protect personnel and equipment from accidents caused by slips and falls. Originally developed for use by the U.
There's hardly a marine application — onboard or ashore — where seawater pumps are not considered critical to a vessel's operation or purpose. The ability to pump seawater aboard most vessels represents only a part of their liquid pumping requirements;
After building a 12-year onshore success record, Du Pont has moved its cost-reducing Maintenance Painting Service (MPS) offshore to oil drilling and production platforms and other marine structures. In the past two years, Du Pont's Offshore MPS
The majority of steam-driven ships now in service were built in an era of low fuel oil prices, with their steam plants designed at or near maximum performance ratings. In those bygone days, operating a ship at lower horsepower was not a practical consideration.
Mackay Communications, Inc., recently announced the promotion of several key employees at its New Orleans, La., and Los Angeles, Calif., depots. Chuck Muller, former West Coast regional supervisor, has been promoted to West Coast regional manager.
Inc., Seattle naval architects and marine engineers, and the Norwegian-owned Maritime Technical Consultants Corporation of Seattle was announced recently. The announcement was made jointly by B.F. Jensen and Kaspar Overaa of MTCC. The merged organization will
Lt. Gen. John W. Morris, USA (ret.), former Chief of Engineers, has been elected president of the National Waterways Foundation, a recently established research and education organization. The announcement was made by the Foundation's chairman, David A.
Henry J. Somerville has been appointed Director of Equipment Business Development for the newly-formed Corporate Business Development Group of Foster Wheeler Corporation. The group will direct Foster Wheeler's continued expansion into new fields of endeavor.
The fourth in a series of international symposia on ship propellers that have been attracting wide attention in the marine engineering community for the past decade will be presented on May 15-16 at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va. Titled Propellers '84,