Voyage Data Recorders

Customary within the aviation industry, voyage data recorders (VDR's)or "black boxes" will become a mandatory feature onboard all new vessels beginning July 1, 2002. The new regulation, which was passed by the IMO at a recent meeting, also stipulates that all existing vessels entering U.


Campbell Industries Names Arthur Yeend

Arthur J. Yeend has been named assistant to the president of Campbell Industries, San Diego, Calif. 92112, with primary responsibilities in the area of development and improvements in the company's fishing vessel construction programs. Although he has been absent for a few years, Mr.

N e w X-FLO Turbo Compressor Represents Major Advance In Impeller Technology

—Literature Available Ingersoll-Rand Company, Charlotte, N.C., recently introduced the new X-FLO compressor that is said to represent a major advancement in impeller technology. X-FLO's impeller design makes high-speed rotation possible, without

AMCA Forms Marine Unit; Names Gwyn President

AMCA International Corporation recently announced the formation of a new Marine Division to serve the offshore construction industry. Appointed president of the Marine Division is Peter J. Gwyn who has had extensive experience in marine construction.

$40-Million Containership To Be Built By Samsung

Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of South Korea has signed a contract with Compagnie Generale Maritime in France for the construction of a 41,000-dwt containership. The vessel, which will cost around $40 million, will be the first

Halifax Shipyard Completes Major Damage Repair Contract

Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia, Canada, recently completed on schedule a major, sixweek damage contract following the collision of two vessels off Cape Breton. The ships involved were the 11,301-dwt cargo vessel Ho Ming 3, owned by Dowa Line Limited of Tokyo,

Soaring Shipbuilding Demand To Challenge Shipyard Capacity

Drewry Expects 160 Million CGRT To Be Ordered In Next 10 Years Though current freight rates give many shipowners and financiers cause for concern and orders for new ships have slowed down, the medium to long term outlook for both the shipping and shipbuilding industries is encouraging.

Federal Barge Announces Four Executive Promotions

Federal Barge Lines, Inc., St. Louis, has announced the following promotions and management changes: John F. Lynch, president and chief executive officer; Thomas F. Maloney, senior vice president-sales; Robert A. Labdon, senior vice president-operations ; and Richard D.

Bulkfleet Marine Awards Maintenance System Contract To Stanwick

The Stanwick Corporation's Operations Engineering Division has been awarded a contract by Bulkfleet Marine Corporation to provide an automated maintenance management system for Bulkfleet's two dedicated, deep-notch tug/barge units (DDNTBU) in the 28,

Shipbuilding & Metal Fabrication Conference Set For October 4-5

The Shipbuilding and Metal Fabrication Technology Conference will be held on October 4-5, 1988 at the Radisson Hotel Hampton in Hampton, Va. The conference, sponsored by the American Welding Society and their Tidewater Section, will focus on new

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