A recent monthly meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Predicting Hydrodynamic Behavior of Small W a t e r p l a n e Area, Twin-Hull (SWATH) Ships." The author was Edward Numata,
Venture Seals (OVS), a manufacturer of propeller shaft sealing systems, has developed the Eco-Seal - what it describes as a revolutionary new design in propeller shaft sealing technology, as it is designed to ensure there is no oil leakage to the
Smit Salvage has developed a new. patented wreck removal cutting system that is designed to be fast and cost effective, and was used during the successful recovery of the Russian submarine Kursk last year. The new system utilizes a special abrasive cutting
The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.
Titan Maritime recently had its expertise put to the test with the wreck removal operation of a 426 x 105 x 28 ft. (130 x 32 x 8.5 m), 7,279 grt materials barge. The vessel was transiting the area of Mina Saqr Port in Ras A1 Khaimah, United Arab
The following is a condensation of a technical study prepared by the engineering and research departments of Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., Shirley, Mass. The report analyzes and compares the performance characteristics of the traditional towing
Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship, was honored recently by the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), an organization founded in 1976 largely through his efforts. Under Mr. Renshaw's stewardship, the AWSC has grown into a representative national body,
Deputy Assistant Secretary- Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Offshore Logistics, Inc., 1001 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, La., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four 210-foot,
Anthony L. Kucera has been elected president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Arlington, Va., succeeding James B. Potter Jr., according to William A. Creelman, AWO chairman of the board. AWO represents the nation's barge and towing industry.
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.