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Bethlehem Steel Lays Keel For Second T-AKX Reconstruction

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., yard has dedicated the keel for the reconstruction of its second ship in the U.S. Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Program, it was announced recently by David Watson, yard general manager. "The


ASRY Converts Heavy-Lift Crane Ship

Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) is currently carrying out a multi-million dollar conversion contract for the Iran Offshore Engineering Company (IOEC) — a first for the yard. Previously, ASRY has performed a total of four modification

New Color Video Sounder From Raytheon Offers Advanced Multi-Screen Presentations

Raytheon's new JFV-200 Color Video Sounder offers a wide variety of advanced multi-screen presentations, including split-screen AScope and horizontal or vertical split-screens. New, U.S. made, high technology, dual-beam transducers produce exceptional

Understanding Marine Rope Specifications Increases Safety And Cordage Life

Rope, one of the oldest tools known to man, is also one of the most versatile tools available to man, but only in the hands of a professional user. In the hands of a novice, rope becomes a single purpose item, misused more often than used effectively.

ABS To Consolidate Headquarter Operations

The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.

Global Marine Awards Drilling Rig Contract To Davie Shipbuilding

Global Marine Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, and Davie Shipbuilding Limited of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada, have announced the signing of a contract for a marine jackup drilling rig. The cantilever rig, which is based on the Marathon Le- Tourneau design,

Quality Assurance Program Offered To Steel Mills By American Bureau Of Shipping

A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures.

Livanos Elected To ABS Management Committee

George P. Livanos, president of Seres Shipping, Inc., New York, N.Y., was elected to the Management Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) by the board of managers at its recent Semiannual Meeting. Announcement of his election was made by Robert T.

Guidance Notes For Coal-Burning Ships Available From Lloyd's

In view of the interest now being shown in using coal as a cheaper alternative to oil for fueling ships, Lloyd's R e g i s t e r of S h i p p i n g has produced a new booklet, "Guidance Notes for the Burning of Coal in Ships' Boilers." The Notes

Liquefied Gas Minicarrier Delivered By Moss Verft

Moss Verft, a member of the Norwegian Kvaerner Group, recently c o m p l e t e d the liquefied gas/ammonia carrier Hebe (shown above) for K / S A / S Helengas of Stavanger, Norway. The vessel will be operated by Rederiet Helge R. Myhre A/S, also of Stavanger.

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