The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met at the Officers' Club at the Washington Navy Yard on January 18, 1978, to hear C.C. Glansdorp and Dr. Gerald van Oortmerssen discuss "Research on Steering, Maneuvering, and Controllability of Surface Ships.
The announced merger of Kvaerner Masa-Yards and Aker Finyards — both members of the Aker Yards Groups — draws to a conclusion nearly a decade of change within the Finnish shipbuilding community, while providing the technically talented and market
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services of Mobile, Ala., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Offshore Inland Services that commenced operations on December 1, 2000. The fledgling operation timed its entrance into the market perfectly, and despite
At an i n t e r n a t i o n a l two-day conference on Operational Aspects of Propulsion Shafting Systems in London on May 21 and 22, 1979, sponsored by the Committee on International Co-operation on Marine Engineering Systems (ICMES) and the Institute of Marine Engineers (IMarE),
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 55 vessels worldwide in September, totaling 1,129,407 deadweight tons or 611,884 gross tons. The vessels classed during the month included two very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one selfelevating drilling
The First International Symposium on Computer Aided Hull- Surface Definition (SCAHD 77) will be held in Annapolis, Md., on September 26-27, 1977. The symposium will be presented by Technical & Research Panel 0-34 (Computers), and hosted by the Chesapeake
The board of directors of Diamond M Drilling Company, Houston, TexasJbased international drilling contractor, has authorized the construction of two new selfelevating jackup drilling rigs and a self-propelled semisubmersible drilling vessel. The
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
Keppel Philippines Shipyard, Inc. (KPSI) has enhanced its capability by adding a new 20,000-deadweight ton floating drydock to its facilities. The firm now has three docks, two others with capacities of 6,000 dwt each. Named Keppel Floating Dock No.