A review of new designs to meet the challenges of deep water and harsh environments Offshore drillers, in 1984, ordered a total of 37 units to be built, includ- ing 24 semisubmersibles. Some of these orders were letters of intent subsequently
Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. of Mobile, Ala., recently redelivered two offshore supply vessels to Tidewater Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., after completing extensive conversions. The Doc Tide and Darol Tide were lengthened
Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Alpha, Denmark won the contract to supply a twin medium speed main engine package to drive AziPull propellers for a series of 14,500 DWT Oil Products and Chemical tankers. MAN B&W Holeby GenSets will be supplied by a Chinese licensee.
Seaward International, Inc. has recently released a revised 105-page Technical Manual for their Sea Cushion® line of foam-filled marine fender systems. The availability of this technical data now provides naval architects, engineering firms, and
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the applications of two companies for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the following vesselconstruction projects: Radcliff Materials, Inc., 61 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Ala., had applied
Marking a departure from the company's highly effective chartering strategy of the past 30 years, three self-owned newbuilds are being phased into Contship Containerlines' core Australasian trades during the 2002 second- half. The 4,115-teu Contship
Total fire protection is the subject of an eight-page full-color brochure from Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde, Inc., of Wake Forest, N.C. The company designs and manufacturers a complete line of fire protection equipment: portable extinguishers; pre-engineered systems; and large-scale,
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.