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SNAME-New York Honors Past Chairmen, Hears Paper On Hopper Dredge Design

The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its inaugural 1981-82 meeting recently at the Buttonwood Restaurant with past chairmen's night. The event brought back some 19 past section chairmen.

 

Now the Carousel Ship

Technical proposals for the shipment of natural gas under compression rather than in the refrigerated, liquefied state have surfaced from time to time over the years, but have received a lukewarm response from the marine industry. The considerable

Sail-Equipped Motorship Feasible

This article deals with the efforts of Nippon Kokan K.K. which, in collaboration with the Japan Marine Machinery Development Association, tried to develop, by fully utilizing modern techniques, sail-equipped motorships that can operate under present-day conditions.

Market Changes Mold RoRo Ship Conversions

A number of commercial and regulatory factors have contributed to growth in the RoRo ship upgrading and conversion market over the past year, particularly in the North European arena: The abolition of tax-free sales on ferries in intra-EU traffic

SNAME Completes Boiler Safety Report

In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which

Hitachi Delivers Jackup Rig Built For O N G C Of India

The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,

NorseMerchant Ferries Plans Service Upgrade

NorseMerchant Ferries is to upgrade its Heysham — Belfast service to three sailings per day in each direction with effect from March 1. 2004. This increase in sailing frequency closely follows the restructuring of the company, which was completed in December,

ABS Holds Seminar On Tanker Designs Of The Future

ABS recently held a seminar on "Tanker Designs for the 21st Century" in Houston, Texas. The seminar was kicked off with opening remarks by ABS chairman Frank Iarossi and was followed by presentations from representatives of three shipping companies (BP,

Ship Structure Committee Publishes Two New Reports

The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports dealing with structural details and tolerances common to the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. These reports should be valuable guides to both structural designers and shipyard personnel.

General Cargo Ships Becoming Obsolete

A new report from international shipping consultants, Westinform, suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair,

 
 
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