"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is electricity.
A new application in crewboat conversion was recently achieved by Aluminum Boats, Inc., of Crown Point, La., and Sealink of Hawaii, Inc., a Maui passenger vessel operator, in converting the former 110- foot aluminum Sabine Pass into the 117-foot Maui Princess.
Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.
U.S. Navy's Unmanned Mine Reconnaissance System Will Provide Organic Mine Countermeasures Capability The concept that a naval task force operating in littoral waters can detect underwater mines using remotely controlled unmanned vehicles is on the verge of being realized.
McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract from Marathon Oil Company for the fabrication and installation of an eight-skirt pile jacket, piles and deck. Fabrication of the jacket and piles,
The offshore supply vessel Liberator, which once served rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, has been converted by Halter Marine, Inc., Lockport, La., to support the U.S. Coast Guard in its war on illegal drugs. Now known as the Windward Sentry,
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
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.
World City Corporation's contract with Avondale Industries is the basis of a "Build America" campaign aimed at maximizing use of American technology, products, and services from all 50 states in the building and outfitting of Phoenix World City and in her operation under the American flag.
August 26-29—Stavanger, Norway The 7th Offshore Northern Seas (ONS '86) Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Stavanger, August 26-29, continues to benefit from Norway's expansive offshore policies and the associated demand for advanced technology