The aim of any shipowner is obviously to keep a vessel in shape and operating for as many revenue-generating days as possible per year (cargo rates willing, of course). Singapore - which is one of the world's busiest ports - was the sight of a unique repair j ob on a Panamanian tanker.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings
naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.