A & B Industries

"The Floating Volvo" HHI Builds Twin Engine V-Max VLCC

Vision, a unique VLCC built by Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in that it features twin-engines and twin-propellers, was recently christened at the Ulsan Shipyard. Concordia Maritime AB's new ultra-large 315,000-dwt VLCC was christened by Mrs.


CMP Packs Decade of Tin-Free Experience

The International Maritime Authority has proposed a worldwide ban on tri- butyl tin (TBT) based antifouling paints, starting in January 2003. Confirmation of these dates is expected at the IMO diplomatic conference this October. Although some ship

Defnet Named Marketing Vice President For Manitowoc Engineering

Ralph Helm, president and chief operating officer of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wise., has announced the promotion of Dexter Defnet to vice president- marketing of the Manitowoc Engineering Company. Since joining the firm in 1983, he has served as director of marketing.

Keel-Laying Ceremony For Double-Bottom Tanker Held At IHI's Aichi Yard

The Aichi Shipyard of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI), Tokyo, Japan, recently held a keel-laying ceremony for a double-bottom tanker (145,000 dwt) for delivery to the Greek owner Onassis. Last July, a contract was concluded for building two ordinary single-hull tankers,

Theme Of MTS '91 In New Orleans To Be 'An Ocean Cooperative— Industry, Government, Academia'

The 1991 international conference of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), scheduled be held in New Orleans, La., November 11-13, 1991, at the New Orleans Convention Center, will feature the theme: "An Ocean Cooperative—Industry, Government, Academia.

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.

Merger Of Lykes Bros. Into LTV Corporation Approved By MSB

The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved the merger of Lykes Corporation, the parent company of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. into LTV Corporation. Additionally, the Assistant Secretary has granted written permission for the domestic operation of vessels by an affiliated company of LTV.

New Drydock Installed At Todd Shipyards' New Orleans Division

A 3,500-ton-lift-capacity drydock for the repair and maintenance of small ocean craft, inland waterway tugs, and barges of up to about 6,000 dwt was dedicated recently at the New Orleans Division of Todd Shipyards Corporation. The new 306-foot by 65- foot drydock,

Barge Industry Says USCG Proposal Could Paralyze Oil Transport

The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed that all petroleum-carrying ships and barges operating in U.S. waters be able to provide proof they have new, higher levels of insurance sufficient to pay the cleanup costs of a major oil spill—or stop operating.

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