Northwest Marine Christens Barge Alaska

The second major barge to be built by Northwest Marine Iron Works' facility in Portland, Ore., in 1976, was recently christened. The barge Alaska, which cost approximately $8 million, received the traditional champagne christening blow from Mrs.


First Of Two Farrell Lines Containerships Christened At Bethlehem Sparrows Point Yard

The Austral Pioneer, the first of two containerships being constructed for Farrell Lines Incorporated, was christened on June 9, at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Margaret McFarlane, wife of Duncan McFarlane, director of Thomas Borthwick & Sons, Ltd.

Energy Transportation Gets A m e r i c an Legion M e r c h a n t M a r i n e A w a rd

The American Legion National Mechant Marine Award for 1984-85 was presented recently by Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (RKA) to Dr. C.Y. Chen, chairman of Energy Transportation Corporation (ETC) of New York City, at a ceremony in the U.S. capital.

Siemens Introduces New Shipboard Control System

—Literature Available Shipboard operations can be supervised and controlled using the newly developed Siemens SIGOS 41 Graphic Operation System. At video data terminals, all measured values and conditions needed for shipboard operations are clearly

Royal Caribbean Orders Three More Vessels

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line recently announced the signing of contracts for an additional three vessels. The three, plus another now under construction in France, will give Royal Caribbean an eight-vessel fleet. The new vessels, to be named the Nina,

Megasystems Cargo Control Systems Ordered For Product Carriers

Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans recently ordered three cargo control systems from Megasystems, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, f or installation in three 43,000-dwt product carriers ordered earlier this year by Exxon Company U.

New Technical Reports Now Available From Ship Structure Committee

The Ship Structure Committee has recently published three new technical reports which are available free of charge. SSC-297, "Evaluation of Liquid Dynamic Loads in Slack LNG Cargo Tanks," presents a review of worldwide scale model sloshing data

SFRP Barge Covers For Coal Shipments Treated In New Proform Literature

Problems caused by shipping coal in uncovered barges have led to the purchase of SFRP (structural fiberglass reinforced plastic) barge covers to protect export coal shipments, Proform, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn., reported recently. The covers

Study Indicates U.S. Waterborne Trade To Triple By Year 2000

The domestic waterborne commerce of the United States is projected to triple by the year 2000, according to a study recently released by the Maritime Administration. The study, which was carried out for the U.S. Department of Commerce agency by

Semisubmersible Begins Scheduled Liner Service Transporting Yachts

Yacht Carriers Ltd. recently began a new scheduled service dedicated to transporting yachts between south Florida, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Ocean Marine Consultants and Surveyors, Inc. (OMCS), with offices in Port Everglades, Fla.,