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
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
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 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.
The liquefied gas shipping industry (LNG and LPG) has staged a fairly remarkable recovery in the last couple of years, both in terms of the volume of cargo moved by sea, and the operating profitability of ships involved in these trades. Now, a
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
SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. New Orleans, has signed a letter of intent with shipbuilders in Japan and the United Kingdom for construction of six large, automated containerships. One letter of intent is with a joint venture of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.
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.
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,