Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. in Korea recently delivered a second semi-submersible drilling rig to Santa Fe Drilling Company of Orange, Calif. Both rigs constructed for Santa Fe Drilling, a subsidiary of Santa Fe International Corporation,
The 30,000-dwt motor vessel Lawrence H. Gianella, fifth of five sophisticated T-5 product carriers designed and constructed by Tampa Shipyards Inc. in Florida, was delivered recently to Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. of Houston. The new ship is now being operated by the owner's subsidiary,
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the resulting oil spill caused the Coast Guard to reevaluate the existing regulations governing the movement of tanker traffic on Prince William Sound. Soon after the spill, pilots were required to escort
New challenges lie in store for northern shiprepair yards as a new generation of ultra sophisticated ice-class tankers join the fleet. So far. South Korean builders are in the vanguard of these new vessels' construction, built to carry oil from
In a ceremony held at the Ishikawajima do Brasil Estaleiros S.S. (Ishibras) shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chevron Corporation recently christened its newest tanker, the William E. Crain. The 42nd in Chevron's fleet, the tanker is named for
EMH, Paris, France, will build two CALM — Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring — buoys for Petroterminal de Panama, S A . (PtP). The turnkey contract was awarded t h r o u g h Morrison-Knudsen, acting as agent for the pipeline company. The two SPMs will
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. and OMI Corp. recently announced an agreement in principle to a merger between Hornbeck and three OMI affiliates—OMI Petrolink Corp., OMI Offshore Marine Services, Inc., and Potomac Transport, Inc.—following an exchange of shares.
—Literature Available Marine computers are used to calculate and check shipboard safety criteria, primarily stability and cargo distribution, but also material stresses. The rugged Siemens SIMAC marine computer is this type of microcomputer which
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.