In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error,
The North American inland marine market is neither technologically archaic nor as environmentally hazardous as many individuals outside of the marine market may think. These two issues dominated a recent meeting sponsored by the Ship Operations
The third in a series of six fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy was christened recently by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. in ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. The new ship, the John Lenthall (T-AO- 189),
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially described as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days. Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager,
Two classes of ferryboats and two fully equipped terminals have been simulated by the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) which is operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y. These detailed computer models
A free sixteen-page full-color brochure on Atlas Copco compressors, coolers, dryers and other accessories, has been made available from the company's Rental Division, 70 Demarest Drive, Wayne, N.J. 07470. Bearing the cover caption "Rental Air Where You Need It—When You Need It,