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.
The Louisiana (shown above), the 10th liquefied natural gas tanker to be built by General Dynamics in the past three years, was christened recently in ceremonies at the corporation's Quincy shipyard. Mrs. Dwight H. Seely Jr. of Houston, wife of
The Mineral Dampier, first of three 168,500-dwt bulk carriers under construction for N.V. Bocimar S.A. of Belgium, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. These three bulkers have a special significance,
P&O Plans To Build Second Sister Ship The Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri- Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA recently delivered the 792-cabin luxury cruise ship Crown Princess to her owner, British P&O (Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Company).
The first phase of a "space-age" program to prepare officers to handle a brand new class of super ships was recently completed in Newport, R.I. In a program not unlike NASA's recent Space Shuttle crew training, MarineSafety International (MSI), a professional training organization,
— 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.
Since the introduction of its Traktor Jet 1-150 in 1987, North American Marine Jet, Inc (NAMJ) has (due to the tremendous acceptance of this revolutionary new high thrust, slow speed marine jet package), expanded into new market areas with the larger Traktor Jet HT Series.
Nichigoh Maru, a 36,912-gt, f u l l y automated containership built at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen, Japan, was delivered recently to her joint owners — Yamashita- Shinnihon Steamship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen.
An option to build a second 140,000-dwt oil tanker at the Puerto Real yard of Astilleros Espanoles SA has been taken up by Nacionale de Navegacion (CNN), bringing to five the number of Suezmax tankers on order at the state-owned facility in southern Spain.
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