Reading tea leaves on a boat underway is an exercise in frustration because just as the leaves start to settle, another wave comes along and changes the picture. Similarly, trying to foresee trends in the marine industry. Just as you see things shaping up,
Hoffert Manufacturing Co., Jacksonville, Fla., was an exhibitor at the recent First International Maritime Exposition held in New York and sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. On Friday, November 19, Hoffert had a drawing
On the Elbe River, the famous port of Hamburg's Nautical Institute had its final intake this year due to a shortage of prospective students. From now on it will be known as the Hamburg Institute for Ship Handling and Simulation, but for many years it sent highly trained young people to sea.
Marine interior contractor James P. Colie & Associates has completed installation of its Internet Cafes for Royal Caribbean cruise vessels, the most recent on the Legend of the Seas, which was scheduled for a December 1, 1999 completion. Dubbed Royal Caribbean Online,
Butterworth Systems recently announced that it has received U.S. Coast Guard approval for its SFC Bilge Water line of oil/water separators. In its approval, the U.S. Coast Guard has certified that Butterworth® SFC BW oil/ water separators comply with the specifications detailed in IMCO A.
Shipowners, trying to save money by reducing crew numbers, are hoping the crewless cargo ship will be the wave of the future, while scientists are dreaming of the ultimate cost-saving—a ship fully controlled by computer. Within a few years, flotillas