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.
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.
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.
—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 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,
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.
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
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
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
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.,