The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
N.E.I. Clarke Chapman Cranes Ltd. of the United Kingdom recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., the world's largest designer and builder of container-handling cranes. After operating several months under an ad hoc arrangement,
Eastproject s.r.l. is an Italian company specialized in marine engineering, offshore consulting, development of innovative project applications and brokerage. The company's Managing Director, Sandro Foce, was scheduled to attend the International
William N. Johnston was elected president of the American Bureau Shipping at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City on September 20, Robert T. Young, chairman and president, announced. Mr. Young, who will remain chairman of the board of ABS, said that Mr.
Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, Alberta, BP Petroleum Development Limited, and London and Scottish Marine Oil p.l.c., both of London, England, announced recently that agreement has been reached for the sale to BP and LASMO of Dome's shareholding in companies which,
Stuart Marine International, Inc., a Houston-based consulting firm, has developed what it calls a "revolutionary method" to retrofit a double hull to an existing single hull tanker to meet the double hull requirements in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.
The Institute of Marine Engineers in association with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects is organizing and sponsoring an international conference in London, May 20-21, 1992. The theme of the conference is "Offshore Safety: Protection of Life and the Environment.
A & P Appledore International Limited recently announced the appointment of Donald McLean as new managing director of Neorion Shipyards Syros Limited. Mr. McLean takes over the role from Thorsten Andersson who has been managing director since the re-opening of the yard in February 1979.
Kongsberg Maritime and Uniteam International are pursuing new clients by placing them directly on the ConCat Survey Catamaran, with the intent of delivering a first-hand experience of the innovative boat's capabilities. Demonstrations of the turnkey survey