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RFD Survival Liferaft Line Gains Davit-Launch Approval

—Literature Available RFD Ltd. of Surrey, England, has now gained U.K. Department of Transport approval for the davit-launched version of its new Surviva liferaft (shown below). The approval was granted after the raft had performed successfully

 

New Hose Breakaway Coupling Prevents Spillage —Literature Available

A hose safety breakaway coupling designed to avert the danger of broken hoses and reduce the risk of pollution, will be shown for the first time in the United States at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 5-8, 1980. The hose

Southwest Marine Yard Repowering San Francisco Commuter Ferries With Detroit Diesel Allison Engines

New diesel engines in three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are expected to save their owner, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter-million dollars a year in fuel costs. A pair of fuel-efficient Detroit

Newport News Signs Letter Of Intent To Build 600,000-DWT Nuclear-Propelled Tankers

The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.

Ocean Policy Study: Shortchanging Water Transport?

In August 2000, Congress directed the President to appoint a group of experts to study the policy of the United States conwith respect to the oceans and make recommendations for changes. The legislative mandate was broad - covering protection of

'Immersion' Suits Replace Outdated 'Exposure' Suits

—Literature Available Operators and owners of ships, tankers, mobile offshore drilling units, as well as uninspected commercial vessels, should be aware of the difference between an exposure suit and immersion suit. "Immersion" suit is the term

 
 
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