Technical proposals for the shipment of natural gas under compression rather than in the refrigerated, liquefied state have surfaced from time to time over the years, but have received a lukewarm response from the marine industry. The considerable
The 85th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at the New York Hilton Hotel on November 10-12, 1977, it was announced by Robert T. Young, president of the Society. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event,
A number of commercial and regulatory factors have contributed to growth in the RoRo ship upgrading and conversion market over the past year, particularly in the North European arena: The abolition of tax-free sales on ferries in intra-EU traffic
The 57,000-dwt Exxon Baytown was christened in recent ceremonies at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. near New Orleans. The crude oil carrier was built for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston, and will transport cargoes between U.S. West and East Coast ports and will also trade in the Caribbean area.
In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which
A new full-color brochure is available describing a free fall survival system for larger vessels and drilling rigs. The system consists of a fully covered lifeboat which can be lowered into the sea, or slid off a specially designed ramp and dropped
The centennial observance of the founding of the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the University of Michigan was linked with the recently held fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.