Taking a long hard look at the f u t u r e without resorting to crystal ball gazing of any kind, it's fair to say the offshore oil and gas support service industry in general and Tidewater Inc. in particular stand at the threshold of a m a g n i f i c a n t business environment.
For the second time this year, a newbuilding was launched and another newbuilding was delivered on the same day recently by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. These newbuildings are two of a series of four passenger vessels ordered
The Louisiana (shown above), the 10th liquefied natural gas tanker to be built by General Dynamics in the past three years, was christened recently in ceremonies at the corporation's Quincy shipyard. Mrs. Dwight H. Seely Jr. of Houston, wife of
The newest 1,000-foot vessel on the Great Lakes, Bethlehem Steel Corporation's M/V Lewis Wilson Foy was recently placed in service. Designed and constructed by Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. 54235, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
Willi Becker Ingenieurbiiro GmbH of Germany supplied a highperformance hi-lift flap rudder for the recently reconstructed 46,300- dwt chemical tanker M/V Seabulk America. Working with consultants on the project, Willi Becker Ingenieurbiiro worked
The recent meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, New England section, held at the New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, Mass., featured the presentation of a technical paper entitled "Marine Installation and Operating
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. New Orleans, has signed a letter of intent with shipbuilders in Japan and the United Kingdom for construction of six large, automated containerships. One letter of intent is with a joint venture of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.
U.S. domestic crude oil and natural gas liquids production peaked in 1970, and after remaining nearly constant for the following two years, fell steadily until 1976, with output from Alaska providing an upsurge in 1977. However, even in 1977,