The Lake Charles, first liquefied natural gas tanker built by General Dynamics to transport LNG to the United States, was christened recently at the corporation's Quincy, Mass. shipyard. When she goes into service, Lake Charles will carry LNG from Algeria to the U.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) of Japan has developed a "dream ship" with pitchand roll-free cabins mounted on hydraulic controlled shock absorbers. The 48 V2 -foot-long, 17-gross-ton catamaran, which is the first Hi-Stable Cabin Craft (HSCC) high-speed ship,
According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
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
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
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,
Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., a wholly owned British subsidiary of Texaco Inc., has taken delivery of the 79,997-deadweightton motor tanker Texaco Westminster at the Aioi (Japan) shipyard of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., it was announced recently.
Two new, diesel-powered, 35,- 000-deadweight-ton product tankers have been ordered by Chevron Transport Corporation, San Francisco, Calif., a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of California, f o r service in the company's international trades.
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.
A second coastal tanker designed for windassisted diesel propulsion will be delivered soon by Imamura Shipbuilding, Kure, Japan, to Aitoku Co., owner of the first such commercial sailing vessel. The second ship, the Aitoku Maru, will take Japanese