A new floating drydock and innovative transfer system were commissioned recently in the Daewoo shipyard at Okpo, South Korea. The drydock, designed by U.K.-based A.P. Appledore, features four fixed towers which serve as wing walls, differing from
In November 2003 the Gorthon Lines AB vessel Margit Gorthon lost her rudder in the St. Lawrence River. The RoRo vessel features starboard side ramps and measures 463.9 x 73.1 ft. (141.4 x 22.3 m) and is 14,240 dwt. Halifax Shipyard visited the vessel
The headquarters office of Hongkong United D o c k y a r d s Ltd. (HUD) recently moved to Tsing Yi Island, where its new yard is now in full operation and where plans for the second phase of expansion have been made. The recent drydocking of the passenger/cargo vessel Shanghai,
Southwest Marine's San Diego, Calif., yard recently accepted delivery of the "Pride of San Diego," a new dry dock ordered as part of the yard's modernization plan. Art Engel, president of Southwest Marine and Roger Hedgecock, mayor of San Diego,
V e n e z u e l a n Y a r d A w a r ds $ 1 . 2 - M i l l i o n Production Line C o n t r a c t To TTS
Total Transportation Systems, Inc. (TTS) of Newport News, Va., announced recently it was awarded a $1.2-million contract for a panel production line with associated welding equipment by Diques Y Astilleros Nacionales C.A. (DIANCA) of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.
Richard Griffith, VP, Operations of Totem Ocean Trail Express, Inc. (TOTE), and Jim Scott, VP, marketing and business affairs, of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, pose at the keel-laying ceremony for the North Star,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible d r i l l i n g p l a t f o r m for Western Company of the U.S. Scheduled for delivery in mid- 1983, the self-propelled drilling vessel will have
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.
The Penco Division of Hudson Engineering Company (Hoboken, N.-J.) and Bremer Vulcan Schiffbau und Maschinenfabrik of West Germany recently announced the appointment of Penco as the United States agent for Bremer Vulcan shipyard in Bremen, Germany.
A discussion-provoking paper titled "Shipbuilding P r a c t i c es Around the World" was presented by Jay J. Hassani of Century Engineering, Inc., Baltimore, at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.