The rapid expansion of offshore exploration into regions of hazardous environmental conditions has served to illuminate the necessity for improvements in drilling equipment, performance standards, and safety regulations. As a result, Global Marine
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.
Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) is currently carrying out a multi-million dollar conversion contract for the Iran Offshore Engineering Company (IOEC) — a first for the yard. Previously, ASRY has performed a total of four modification
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,
The mine-damaged U.S. Navy frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG- 58) was recently loaded onto the heavylift vessel Mighty Servant 2 at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for transport back to the U.S. for repairs. According to Dutch company Wijsmuller Transport,
August 26-29—Stavanger, Norway The 7th Offshore Northern Seas (ONS '86) Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Stavanger, August 26-29, continues to benefit from Norway's expansive offshore policies and the associated demand for advanced technology
A Japanese shipbuilder has unveiled a concept for constructing a nine-story, first-class hotel on a barge that could then be towed to any coastal area in the world. Nippon Kokan (NKK) reports it has solved all of the technical problems involved in the construction of the floating hotel,
There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently held a naming ceremony and open house for the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), first of two 90,000-dwt tankers NASSCO is converting into 1,000- bed Naval Hospital Ships. Both events were open to the public.
A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe