NYK TO DEVELOP A "MAINTENANCE FREE" TANKER
Slowdown in new buildings has resulted in Nippon Yusen Kaisha diverting technical personnel to developing a maintenance free tanker. Key to the NYK plans will be a greatly increased amount of supervision of building processes, much more money spent on fault finding and quality control. The emphasis on improved structures will be backed up with extensive research into automation and instrumentation. These ideas will first be used on Hull No. 1005, the first VLCC to be build by Sumitomo. NYK has suggested that as a result of ships built under strict owner supervision and very high standards, a contract might be developed in which a shipbuilder would guarantee to pay demurrage arising from work not up to standard.
Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited33-39 Bowling Green Lane
London EC1P 1AH, England
- Publication Date: 1972-3-3
- Pagination: 6 p.
- Shipbuilding and Shipping Record
- Publisher: Transport and Technical Publications Limited
- TRT Terms: Maintainability; Maintenance management; Quality control; Ships; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Maintenance costs; Ship maintenance
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00035940
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Journal of the Israel Shipping Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 20 1973 12:00AM