There has been much ado over the recent Supreme Court ruling that a commercial uninspected drilling vessel must comply with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards since the vessel was not regulated by under the USCG inspected vessel standards.
Dakar Marine, Senegal, West Africa, recently performed an emergency drydocking on the USNS Dutton, according to exclusive U.S. representative Wesley D. Wheeler. The Victory Class Dutton was originally the steam-propelled Tuskegee Victory operated by LSC Marine, Inc.
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
W. Ray Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Industries, Inc., announces the appointment of James M. Blenkhorn as president and chief executive officer of Equitable Shipyards, Inc. Mr. Blenkhorn has responsibility for all operations
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order to build a 960-passenger cruise ship from Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). At 49,000 gross tons, she would be the biggest cruise ship ever built in Japan. To be built at MHI's Nagasaki yard,
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.
The first U.S. deepwater oil port appears to be handling ULCCs and VLCCs without problems. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located 19 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, has received seven large bulk carriers up to 417,000 dwt in its first quarter of operation.
The Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, a leader in the conversion of cargo vessels and tankers into livestock carriers, recently received an order from the Dutch shipowner Vroon B.V., Breskens, to convert the car carrier Mediterranean Highway
The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group. Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore
The first of two Navy oceanographic survey vessels, the USNS Maury (T-AGS-39), was recently dedicated by Rear Adm. John R. Seesholtz, USN, Oceanographer of the Navy, at keel-laying ceremonies at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point, Md., yard. According to David Watson,