Monday, October 02, 2000 Maritime News

U.S. Navy Keeps Ship-Shape With Software

Oct 02, 2000

The Naval Surface Warfare Center uses Adams software to simulate USN ship hull and deck equipment. The technology is used for conceptualization and design-for-manufacturability simulations.

Latest Developments in Engine Room Simulators

Oct 02, 2000

Transas Marine has released a new simulator product, which is a stand-alone Engine Room simulator, ERS Solo. This simulator broadens the company's existing product range of Engine Room simulators,

Bollinger to Construct Supply Boat for Lytal Ocean

Oct 02, 2000

Bollinger Marine Fabricators on Lytal Ashley - an oilfield supply vessel (OSV) for Lytal Ocean. In addition, a contract has already been formalized for a nearly identical sistership Lytal Andre,

Great Lakes' Biggest Dual-Mode ITB Begins Service

Oct 02, 2000

One of the most labor- and fuel-efficient bulk material carriers on the Great Lakes entered service in June 2000. The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader is owned by Great Lakes Marine Leasing,

Subsea Installation, Heavy Lift and Transport Vessels Show Muscle in FPSO Market

Oct 02, 2000

Having added a unique multi-purpose offshore installations vessel and a powerful floating crane to its fleet, the Smit International Group is increasingly busy

After 25 Years, Smit International Keeps Evolving

Oct 02, 2000

Although Smit International graced the marine industry with its presence in 1975, the company actually began in the mid-18th century as a shipbuilder, which would

Millennium's Vibration Problem Not Related to Gas Turbines

Oct 02, 2000

A splashing debut with new innovations could best describe the inauguration of Celebrity's Millennium, which occurred in England this past summer. Ironically, the

SWM Uses Automation To Speed Workflow

Oct 02, 2000

The ability of ship repair yards to quickly, efficiently and effectively get ships in and out in the least possible amount of time is cornerstone to their very existence.

A Helping Hand in Stralsund

Oct 02, 2000

The Stralsund ship lift reportedly breaks all records, as nowhere in the world is there a lifting and lowering facility on a larger scale than this 754 x 115 ft.

The Abandoned Shipwreck Act: Useful Tool for Preservation or Paper Tiger?

Oct 02, 2000

In 1988, Congress enacted the Abandoned Shipwreck Act (Pub. L. 100-298, 43 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2106), in an effort to give states more authority to protect the historical

Improving Fuel Efficiency and Maintenance Time Within The Chevron Fleet

Oct 02, 2000

Live water systems free of sea life are one reason why the Chevron fleet runs more efficiently and economically than others. Since 1995, a number of Chevron Shipping

BP Takes Three DH Tankers from NASSCO

Oct 02, 2000

Mid last month, General Dynamics divulged that its National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) unit had won a lucrative and much sought after contract to build three double hull tankers for BP.

Maritime Industry Mourns Congressman Bateman

Oct 02, 2000

Virginia Republican Rep. Herbert Bateman, 72, a nine-term congressman and strong military supporter who planned to retire at the end the year, died in his sleep,

Maritime Records and Contracts: Electronically Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Maintained?

Oct 02, 2000

Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be.

From E-Biz to E-Bust: Is Online Chartering and Sale and Purchase Possible?

Oct 02, 2000

The failure rate for new ventures in cyberspace is very high, and there is no reason to believe that maritime "dot coms" will fare differently. When e-biz companies fail,

Marine Emolyment Resource Debuts

Oct 02, 2000

Last month marked the debut of one of the marine industry’s more exciting new e-commerce offerings — www.MaritimeJobs.com — which, as its name suggests, is positioned

Danish Two-Stroke Bastion

Oct 02, 2000

As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the

Editor's Note

Oct 02, 2000

Heading into this autumn’s traditionally busy exhibition season, there is a noticeable charge in the air regarding the marine industry and its future. Fueled

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