The 86th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the New York Hilton Hotel in November, brought together the leaders in shipbuilding and ship operation, not only from the United States but worldwide. The wide ranging
line of maintenance-reducing stuffing boxes is now available from The Johnson Rubber Company's Duramax Marine Division. In addition to making packing changes easier, several of the company's, heavy duty stuffing boxes are specifically designed to cut the need for drydocking.
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
Gulf Oil Corporation has acquired a newly developed oil recovery vessel for its deepwater oil terminal in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Besides requiring a highly effective oil recovery unit, Gulf also required a ship to patrol the waters near Whiddy Island,
—Literature Available A new line of fishing vessel lights designed to provide more light while consuming less power has been announced by Phoenix Products Company, Inc. of Milwaukee. Available in both 12-volt and 120- volt models, these fixtures
Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde, Inc., Wake Forest, N.C., has published a 12-page brochure on Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems. On opening the brochure, one reads: "Who Said 'Water is Cheap'? Try it on Computer Room Fires!" It is then explained
Applied Semiconductor is a new technology company pioneering the use of non-chip based semiconductor technology that offers Zeta, which is designed to control marine antifouling with no environmental ramifications. Zeta is based in part on NASA technology first used on lunar mission,
The 13th annual edition of the colorful, informative 16-page tabloid "Uniflite News" with 28 articles and 115 photos — 55 in color — on 1977 Uniflite fire retardant fiberglass boats from 28 to 42 feet long is available free of charge from Uniflite dealers or the company.
Dasic International has introduced a completely new, portable, deep penetration/extraction water driven gas freeing fan. Designed and developed by Dasic International at their works at Romsey, Hampshire, U.K., the Jetfan 125 has been tried and tested by four of the leading oil companies.
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has been awarded a contract with the City of Detroit to construct and deliver a 77-foot high-speed aluminum fireboat. The hull of the vessel, specially designed for operation in the ice-filled waters