A backlash against older tankers and flags of convenience, triggered by the December sinking of the Erika off the coast of France, achieved a tangible first step last week with the signing of a Ship Safety Charter by oil majors and ship classification
In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this
Christening ceremonies were held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., for the M/V Hunter Armistead, the second Ingram-Class tanker built for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.
Hvide Shipping, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently announced that it has requested bids for the construction of a 41,000-dwt U.S.-fiag chemical tanker, the M/V Seabuik America, from 14 major U.S. shipyards. The construction would involve the rebuilding of the wrecked tanker M/V Fuji,
Maritrans GP, Inc., the managing general partner of Maritrans Operating Partners L.P., has expanded its industry-leading training initiative to include a new training program for its 140 tug captains and mates. Developed jointly by Maritrans and MarineSafety International,
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) of London, and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of New York, recently announced that they have reached agreement to form a joint venture involving the acquisition by OSG of a 50-percent
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,
NKK (Nippon Kokan) will build a $56- million jacket for a conventional offshore platform off the northwest coast of Australia. According to NKK officials in New York, the contract was signed with Woodside Petroleum Development Pty. Ltd. of Australia.
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the applications of two companies for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the following vesselconstruction projects: Radcliff Materials, Inc., 61 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Ala., had applied