The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,
Farstad Shipping ASA is a valued Norwegian owner/oper ator of offshore supply vessels, well regarded for its innovative approach but reliance on conservative values in rela tion to safety of ships and crew. The company, which has steadily built its
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has converted the American Gulf I (shown), a former 520-foot T-2 tanker, into an oceangoing bulk grain barge for American Gulf Shipping of New Orleans. The extensive modification required the relocation
A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., reported it is currently converting a 383-foot T-2 tanker to a 17,000-short-ton hopper barge, constructing twenty-six 110-foot lighter barges for the U.S. Navy, converting a partially completed 173-foot supply boat to a 212-foot cargo vessel,
Although the legislation has yet to be approved, it appears that all oceangoing tankers operating within U.S. waters will have to be equipped with a double hull by 2015, according to a recent proposal by a joint House-Senate conferee committee.
U.S. oil producer Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently ordered two double-hulled 95,000-ton tankers from South Korean Samsung Shipbuilding & Engineering for operation in the Gulf of Mexico. The double-hull tanker contract represents a break by Conoco from other U.
A total of 31 United States m a r i t i m e i n d u s t r y operations were cited recently for outstanding achievements in safety, including one that has functioned for more than seven years without an accident resulting in lost time among crew personnel of the vessel.