A large turnout of members and guests attended the recent second meeting of the 1983-84 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Guest speaker was David B. Sucharski of ARCO Oil and Gas Company in Dallas.
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;
Zakum Development Company, operating for the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi, h a s awarded IMODCO of Los Angeles, a pioneer offshore marine terminal builder, a contract in excess of $14 million for the engineering, construction, and installation of two Single Point Mooring systems.
Joseph T. Kearney has been named assistant vice president, engineering by I n t e r n a t i o n al Ocean T r a n s p o r t Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa., and affiliated companies Grand Bassa Tankers, Inc. and Interocean Management Corp. He will be based in their Philadelphia home office.
1981 is shaping up to be a very busy year at Bailey Corporation. The New Orleans firm is presently building ship's stores boxes for five tankers under construction at nearby Avondale Shipyards. "We're probably the only Gulf Coast company that
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.
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.
Seven major personnel changes were announced recently in the marine branch of Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. The new assignments are: Michel E. Dabbar, marine manager; Richard C. McFarland, director of fleet operations; C. Jeff Goodell,