Merseyside gets first UK escort tug simulator

The UK's first full active escort tug simulator is to be installed on Merseyside. The Polaris System, manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems AS, allows tug captains to learn how to escort large ships in a completely safe, simulated environment.


SMM 2004: Ready for the World

SMM 2004 • 21st International Shipbuilding Fair in Hamburg, September 28 -October 2, 2004 SMM 2004, arguably the largest and most influential gathering of the marine industry in the world, is set to convene again in Hamburg, and according to many indicators,

Meet the ULFPS

IZAR Investigates Ultra Large Floating Production Systems as Central to Seagas Project While seeking to consolidate its existing LNG carrier workload by bidding for new tonnage to serve the Qatari export traffic and other projects, Spanish shipbuilder

Tech Helps Ignite Gas Ship Market

All signs point to a lucrative investment opportunity in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers, as market demands for the product and improved production efficiency spreads around the world. There has been an increased effort on behalf of shipbuilders

Navibulgar Initiates Fleet Renewal Program

Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar), the nationally-owned Bulgarian shipping company and the country's fourth largest business enterprise, has placed three tween-deckers on the sale and purchase market as part of its latest fleet renewal program.

MSC Seeks Bids To Operate Five Tankers

The Navy's M i l i t a r y S e a l i f t Command has issued a request for proposals (November 8) to operate five command-controlled tankers that deliver petroleum products worldwide for the Department of Defense. The T-5 type tankers now are operated by Hudson Waterways Corp.

$2.1-Million Title XI Guarantee For Tanker IGS And COW Retrofit

The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of the 264,000-dwt tankers Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland to comply with the Port and Tanker Safety Act of 1978.

New Intertanko Publication— 'TANKER PORT PARTICULARS 1986'

Owners, brokers and charterers must know before fixing if the tanker is suitable for the ports concerned throughout the world. Is the draft satisfactory? Any other restrictions regarding maximum length, beam or otherwise? And not least: What about

Texaco Appoints Quegan General Manager, Marine Department

Richard J. Quegan has been appointed general manager in charge of the marine department of Texaco Inc., it was recently announced by John K. McKinley, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Quegan will continue to be located at Texaco's offices at Harrison, N.

Tanker Design Change Approved By MSB

The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved a design change for four 35,000-dwt tankers built for Zapata Tankers, Inc. The tankers, which were constructed by Todd Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Calif., are the Zapata Patriot, Zapata Ranger, Zapata Courier, and Zapata Rover.

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