The first in a series of five 5,750-dwt Arclkuclass product tankers, -The Ventspils, was christened recently at Rauma-Repola Shipyard, Rauma, Finland. The vessel and its sisterships are being built for the USSR's Ministry of Merchant Marine. The tankers,
Built by the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd., the three largest RO/ RO-containerships in the world entered the international service of Barber Blue Sea recently. Called SuperCarriers by their owner, the Barber Tampa, Barber Texas,
The Malacca Maru, a heavy cargo carrier employing the world's largest (600-ton) heavy derrick, has been delivered by Kawasaki Heavy Industries to its owners, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and Nippon Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. In addition to general cargo,
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced its program of technical meetings for the 1977/ 1978 season. The schedule is as follows: September 29, 1977 — Paper: "Farrell Lines '85' Class Container Ships," by Thomas Sartor Jr.
Wartsila's Turku shipyard in Finland recently delivered the Golar Frost, a 75,000- cubic-meter gas tanker, to Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation of Liberia. The vessel is designed for transport of liquefied petroleum gases and anhydrous ammonia.
Attendees at a recent maritime conference have identified the 10 most effective ways that ship operators can save fuel. Most of the approaches involve modification, conversion or installation of thoroughly tested equipment. But the element having
Ocean Fleets Limited's Naval Architects and Engineering Departments, Liverpool, England, have won a contract from a Mexican company to supervise the building of three ships in a Japanese shipyard. The ships are being built for Transportation Maritime Mexicana at Hitachi Shipyard,