The 197,060-dwt ore carrier Asakasan Maru, built at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES), was delivered recently to joint owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Sawayama Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The big vessel has an overall length of 984.
Hvide Shipping, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently announced that it has requested bids for the construction of a 41,000-dwt U.S.-fiag chemical tanker, the M/V Seabuik America, from 14 major U.S. shipyards. The construction would involve the rebuilding of the wrecked tanker M/V Fuji,
The 17,706-dwt product carrier Pertamina 1021 was recently delivered to her owner, Scorpa Pranedya Navigation, Inc. of Liberia. The ship was constructed at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen. The Pertamina 1021 is the second of two product
A naming ceremony was held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego for the USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292), a Fast Sealift Ship (FS) converted for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. Among those participating in the event were: U.
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.
The Maritime Administration has invited proposals from interested parties to provide a vessel suitable for conversion to a U.S.-flag schoolship. It would replace the government- owned training ship Empire State, which is now operated by the State
The new Ship Security and Alert Systems (SSAS) regulations were adopted by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance maritime security in response to the increasing threat from terrorism and piracy. After July l, 2004. most deepsea passenger
There continues to be a widespread growth of a new condenser design. This new condenser technology is presently being used in air conditioning and refrigeration in military ships, cargo ships, fishing fleets and offshore rigs, as well as smaller vessels.
The liquefied gas shipping industry (LNG and LPG) has staged a fairly remarkable recovery in the last couple of years, both in terms of the volume of cargo moved by sea, and the operating profitability of ships involved in these trades. Now, a
BP is to form a joint venture with Belfast shipbuilder Harland and Wolff for the construction of a special single well oil production system (SWOPS) vessel designed to extract oil directly from subsea wells. The agreement is subject to approval from the boards of both companies.