It was a Memorial Day Weekend tragedy onboard the famed 50-year old S.S. Norway, when an explosion rocked 2,000 passengers from their bunks, an accident which killed eight and injured 22. While thoughts immediately turned to terrorism, reports indicate
The rapid expansion of offshore exploration into regions of hazardous environmental conditions has served to illuminate the necessity for improvements in drilling equipment, performance standards, and safety regulations. As a result, Global Marine
The first of three 40,790-dwt open-hatch bulk carriers, the Star Florida, was delivered recently by Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea to her managing owner, A/S Billabong of Bergen, Norway. The delivery took place one month
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.
Halliburton Subsea, a business unit of Halliburton's Energy Services Group, is deploying its ultra modern multi-purpose support vessel, MSV Subsea Viking, to the Gulf of Mexico on a longterm basis. The vessel, which arrived in U.S. waters in early February 2002,
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
Last year, Hagglunds Marine & Offshore received orders for about 200 deck cranes. Among new orders recently announced by Hagglunds are two from Dutch yards, totaling 21 cranes; an order at the Donghae yard in South Korea and Bangkok for four 40t SWL
There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,
Following amalgamation with the BMV Group (Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder A.S.), the Ulstein Group has become one of the largest companies in Norway producing equipment for ships. Ulstein has held a majority interest in BMV in recent years and has
Kloster Cruise Limited, Coral Gables, Fla., has ordered two new 40,000-ton, 1,220-passenger ships, to be launched in late 1992 and early 1993 as part of the company's Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Cruise Line fleets. The cruise ships will be built in St.