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
It could be clubbed "the new classic." The idea of creating a comfortable passenger vessel encompassing old world classic decor — as per the famed ocean liners of the early 20th Century - while instilling modern safety and mechanical requirements, as well as sophisticated amenities.
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
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 American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., following the recent completion of a $300-million, five-ship T-5 tanker contract for Ocean Products Tankers of Houston and the Military Sealift Command, has announced its intention to embark on two new major programs.
The Voith-Schneider-propelled double-ended Dutch ferry Molengat has been operating successfully between Den Helder and the North Sea island of Texel, Holland, for about 10 years. Due to the increase in traffic on this route, the operator of the
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with
Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. (VPSI), one of Canada's largest ship repairers and Sulzer service representatives, recently completed the installation of a new after-section of the crankshaft in the Sulzer 7RD 76 main diesel engine of the bulk carrier Tai Shing.
Tokyo Marine Services Ltd., operator of eight oceangoing tugs and four 400-foot, semi-submersible barges, announces a status report on four major projects now under way or recently completed. The 12,000-bhp tug Dahlia has the semi-submersible
*Editor's Note: Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Moller is general manager and technical director of Bornemann Pumps, Obernkirchen, West Germany. Asmus W. Feck, P.E., based in Pawleys Island, S.C., is an international marine engineering consultant. This article