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
William B. Hubbard, senior vice president-operations for American President Lines, Ltd., Oakland, Calif., has announced the appointment of F. Douglas Finlayson to the new position of assistant vice president-marine operations. A 26-year veteran of vessel operations and design management,
A new system, developed to reduce risk for cargo and hull damage, has proven to secure safer and more efficient sea passages for ships and cargo. Seaware Onboard is designed as a user friendly sea keeping guidance system with the intention to give ample
The U.K. Royal Navy, Marine Fluid Power Fire Fighting & Mechanical Handling Integrated Project Team (MFFMIPT) Submarine Division, implemented a tailor made version of the recently launched portable Valve Seat Lathe, type VSL, from Swedish manufacturers Chris-Marine.
The Maritime Administration has released a report on "Large Diameter Propellers of Reduced Weight." The report describes the design, manufacture, performance, and fuel economy of several types of large, slow-turning, lightweight marine propellers.
At its recent board of directors meeting, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., elected Kenneth Evans as vice president-engineering. This promotion reflects his increased responsibilities as head of the growing engineering capability.