A landmark decision to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), instead of diesel oil, to fuel a new class of offshore support vessel has taken operational form on the Norwegian continental shelf after a three-year development process. The platform supply
Over their lifetime, fishing vessels are arguably the most robustly constructed maritime structures around, due to their continuous operation in the most arduous of conditions. Marco Shipyard in Seattle — founded in 1953 — built its business and reputation in the fishing industry,
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
Although peacetime losses of submarines through accidents have been few and far between, rarely have sailors survived situations where they have been trapped within a distressed boat on the ocean tloor. The Kursk tragedy in the Barents Sea during August 2000,
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.
Valmet Corporation, Finland, and the engineering and consulting company Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development Limited, United Kingdom, signed a technical cooperation agreement in January with respect to offshore projects. The agreement is part
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The International Conference on the Design, Construction, and Operation of Commercial Fishing Vessels is scheduled for May 10— 12 at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. The Conference is sponsored by Florida Sea Grant, the Southeast Section of SNAME, and FIT.
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently proposed extensive changes in existing regulations covering small passenger vessels because of new uses for these vessels and advances in design and technology. The proposed regulations are expected to reduce the number of injuries,
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,