Deploying Joint Forces into a challenging and uncertain future poses many unanswered logistic questions for Joint Health Service Support, (JHSS), functions. These challenges are described in terms of the revolution in military affairs (RMA). The first revolution,
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently announced the availability of the book "Aerospace Technology and the Marine Transport Industry." The hardbound book is the carefully edited result of a workshop-conference between the two disciplines, held in Williamsburg, Va.
Trials measuring the ship evacuation performance of passengers in conditions including smoke and rolling motion are being conducted as part of a research project led by British Maritime Technology Ltd. (BMT) and co-funded by the European Union.
The past two to three years have seen a continuing growth of interest in ro/ro vessels, with a relatively small but nevertheless steady stream of orders for this type of ship—both large and small — being placed with shipyards in Europe and Japan.
The recent purchase of 450,000- dwt tankers by Exxon, following on closely from the newbuilding orders placed by Bergesen for two 412,000-tonners with segregated ballast tanks, have created a stirring of interest in ULCCs (tankers of 300,000 dwt and over).
Sea Containers Atlantic Ltd., the Bermuda affiliate of Sea Containers Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Nippon Kokan K.K., Japan, for the construction of four large containerships.