Gulf Oil Corporation has acquired a newly developed oil recovery vessel for its deepwater oil terminal in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Besides requiring a highly effective oil recovery unit, Gulf also required a ship to patrol the waters near Whiddy Island,
line of maintenance-reducing stuffing boxes is now available from The Johnson Rubber Company's Duramax Marine Division. In addition to making packing changes easier, several of the company's, heavy duty stuffing boxes are specifically designed to cut the need for drydocking.
The 86th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the New York Hilton Hotel in November, brought together the leaders in shipbuilding and ship operation, not only from the United States but worldwide. The wide ranging
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
—Literature Available A new line of fishing vessel lights designed to provide more light while consuming less power has been announced by Phoenix Products Company, Inc. of Milwaukee. Available in both 12-volt and 120- volt models, these fixtures
Aquafacs Marine Technical Services of Boston, Mass., and Los Angeles, Calif., has been awarded the in-water inspection and maintenance repair contract for the U.S. Coast Guard District 1, covering Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Applied Semiconductor is a new technology company pioneering the use of non-chip based semiconductor technology that offers Zeta, which is designed to control marine antifouling with no environmental ramifications. Zeta is based in part on NASA technology first used on lunar mission,
Dasic International has introduced a completely new, portable, deep penetration/extraction water driven gas freeing fan. Designed and developed by Dasic International at their works at Romsey, Hampshire, U.K., the Jetfan 125 has been tried and tested by four of the leading oil companies.
—Literature Available New literature is now available completely describing a new anti-seize and lubricating compound, specifically designed for marine applications, which is now available from Bostik Division of Emhart. A proven combination of copper flake,
Willard Marine Inc., and MetalCraft Marine Inc., have launched and tested the first Aluminum/FRP hybrid RIB. The new development is also the first identical standard U.S. Navy 730 hull ever built in aluminum. Coupled to the heavy duty MetalCraft built aluminum hull is a standard one-piece,