Tracor Marine, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently succeeded in raising the 500- ton, 165-foot restaurant ship Livingstone Landing (shown above) from the bottom of New River in Fort Lauderdale under a timelimited, no cure/no pay contract with the Lexington Insurance Company.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has taken its annual meeting to a worldwide venue by not only partnering with The Maritime Group, publishers of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, but by staging a truly international conference and exposition.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its third meeting of the 1976-77 season at The Engineer's Club in Philadelphia, Pa. It was also Past Chairman's Night and was a pleasant occasion for renewal of old friendships for the 65 members and guests.
The Peene-Werft in Wolgast, Germany, has chosen Nupas-Cadmatic software solution as their main CAD/CAE/CAM system. During an implementation project of about two months, the shipyard will implement Nupas-Cadmatic for the complete Hull structure,
Brunvoll AS of Norway reports that demand for its new custom-built thrusters is running high. The company has a long history of building thruster units of all types for a wide range of vessels, from cruise ships to offshore ships and cable layers.
A new report from international shipping consultants, Westinform, suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair,
Marine Efficiency Engineering recently announced the opening of its new office at 2208 N.W. Market Street, Suite 210 Ballard Building, Seattle, Wash. The firm provides independent marine engineering consulting, design, and problem-solving for the fishing industry,
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.