German industry is doing much to advance the development and application of fuel cell technology, and is responsible for many of the initiatives launched so far in the marine sector. Although skeptics in the commercial shipping domain discount
Last month MR hopped aboard Costa Fortuna, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. The 105,000-gt ship will be the largest cruise ship to ever fly the Italian flag, and the largest — in 30 years — to be built
—Free Literature Available— Hamworthy Engineering has been a leading worldwide marine equipment manfacturer for over 75 years. With its own offices worldwide, Hamworthy is able to provide shipowners the assurance of the availability of spare parts and service for their equipment.
Appointments to newly created posts in its sales organization have been announced by The Cordage Group, Division of Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, N.Y. William L. Hankins has been appointed national market manager, hardware, and will coordinate service to major hardware accounts,
Ralph E. Ablon, chairman of Ogden Corporation, has announced that Ogden's board of directors have approved a plan to distribute the stock of Ogden Marine, Inc. (OMI) to Ogden stockholders. It is expected that the spinoff will be completed in late December 1983 or early 1984,
B r i t i s h Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship C o r p o r a t i o n (SSSCO), Solana Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semisubmersible vessels designed by SSSCO.
COMSAT World Systems Division, Washington, D.C., recently announced three vice presidential appointments. Edward J. Martin has been named to the position of vice president, international operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Martin will be responsible
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has
Representative William Broomfield of Michigan, a longtime advocate of immediate scrapping of the oldest and most decrepit hulks in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, recently introduced compromise legislation that requires the Maritime Administration to devise an accelerated,
—Literature Available SKF Component Systems has announced the availability of a new mechanical friction joint, the SKF SH-Bushing. Also announced by the company was the organization of a new unit to market the Nilos Ring, a metallic seal for bearings.