A paper titled "T-AO 'Commercial' Fleet Oiler" by Clayton W. Davis, John F. Ince, and I. David Gessow, all of the Maritime Administration Office of Ship Construction, was presented to a meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently.
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.
A naming ceremony was held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego for the USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292), a Fast Sealift Ship (FS) converted for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. Among those participating in the event were: U.
The 17,706-dwt product carrier Pertamina 1021 was recently delivered to her owner, Scorpa Pranedya Navigation, Inc. of Liberia. The ship was constructed at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen. The Pertamina 1021 is the second of two product
Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., of Korea has been awarded a newbuilding contract to construct two 95,000-dwt product/crude oil tankers for an Australian shipowner at a total value of $50 million. The contract is the second for
The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group. The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants
— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.
Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is to build a new $21-million ferry ship for operation on the British Rail Irish Sea service between Larne and Stranraer. The 7,000-ton multipurpose vessel has been designed to carry 600 passengers in addition to 300 motor cars,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible d r i l l i n g p l a t f o r m for Western Company of the U.S. Scheduled for delivery in mid- 1983, the self-propelled drilling vessel will have
Waller & Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine consultants of Houston, has been chosen by American Tankships, Inc. and its parent Ingram Company of New Orleans to provide plan approval and engineering services to support Ingram's tanker