In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error,
The third in a series of six fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy was christened recently by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. in ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. The new ship, the John Lenthall (T-AO- 189),
Prevention, Behavior, Control, Cleanup Los Angeles, February 25-28 Mayor Tom Bradley will welcome more than 1,200 academic, government, and industry leaders to the 1985 Oil Spill Conference in Los Angeles February 25-28. Speakers from 35 countries
A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,
MarAd completed a research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., to develop, design and evaluate an expert system for use as a decision support tool for shipboard pilots and navigation officers. The effort was jointly funded with the U.
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a $3-million contract from the U.S. Navy for systems engineering and technical services to the Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., William C. Moyer, group vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, announced recently.
The International Chamber of Shipping, in an appeal to the world shipping community to cut down on marine pollution and save lives at sea, has published a new booklet to assist in the attainment of these goals. Called the Bridge Procedures Guide,
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.
"Advanced technology" is a dominant theme for the next in the world series of Oceanology International (01) offshore exhibitions which takes place at Brighton, England, March 3-7, 1980. Many of the exhibiting firms report that new developments in e q u i p m e n t ,
North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially described as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days. Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager,