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,
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.
The 197,060-dwt ore carrier Asakasan Maru, built at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES), was delivered recently to joint owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Sawayama Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The big vessel has an overall length of 984.
Permanently on station along a 100-mile stretch of the Orinoco River in Venezuela, one of the world's largest, hardest-working dredges, the 23-year old Icoa, works day and night to keep open a 300-foot-wide channel for deep-draft vessels bringing iron ore out from the mines of Venezuela.
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
Megasystems, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that Seamatic II engine monitoring and control systems will be an integral part of the conversion of four VLCC supertankers to diesel operation for Mobil Shipping and Transportation Co., now underway in
Nippon Kokan (NKK) of Japan has signed a construction contract with the w o r l d ' s l a r g e st drilling contractor, Sedco, Inc. headquartered in Dallas, Texas, for two NKK/BMC 250 mat-supported type jackup rigs. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager,
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.
A discussion-provoking paper titled "Shipbuilding P r a c t i c es Around the World" was presented by Jay J. Hassani of Century Engineering, Inc., Baltimore, at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
September 30 - October 1, — New York, NY The New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, in conjunction with T&R Panel 0-36 (Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation Systems), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, will present