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Keels & Appendixes

Nils Lucander, based in Tacoma, Wash., has designed boats for more than 40 years. The views and claims presented in the following article are those of Mr. Lucander, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maritime Reporter & Engineering News staff,

 

Lindenau Delivers Largest Double-Hull Tanker Under German Flag

German shipbuilder Lindenau GmbH Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik of Kiel-Friedrichsort, recently delivered the 23,400-dwt Dorsch, which along with her sister, the Conger, are the largest doublehull tankers under the German flag. Delivered to P

Bethlehem Begins Construction On 265,000-Dwt Tanker —Largest Vessel Built In The United States

Construction of the largest ship ever built in the United States started on January 23 as Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Shipyard laid the first keel plate for a 265,000-dwt supertanker. The vessel, the first of five under contract at the yard,

Continuous Synopsis Record

One of the numerous provisions in the December 2002 amendments to the International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention) requires ships subject to the Convention to maintain a continuous synopsis record as of July 1, 2004. All is not going smoothly though.

InterTrade Awarded Navy Contract For Fenders

—Literature Offered InterTrade Industries, Ltd. of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Washington, D.C. area, one of the world's largest suppliers of marine fenders, has been selected by the U.S. Navy to protect their ships and piers at the U.S. Naval Base in Norfolk, Va.

Bulker Water Ingress Alarms

Bulk carrier operators tasked with fitting water ingress detection systems on their vessels in compliance with SOLAS regulation XII/12. can start to progress their procurement plans after IMO recently defined a firm performance standard for this equipment.

 
 
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