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
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.
There has been much ado over the recent Supreme Court ruling that a commercial uninspected drilling vessel must comply with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards since the vessel was not regulated by under the USCG inspected vessel standards.
—Literature A v a i l a b l e— SWDiesel's SW 280 engine meets the operating capability required for mobile offshore installations, and is said to have been the first engine to pass a performance test in the output range from 2,000 to 8,000 bhp
The first U.S. deepwater oil port appears to be handling ULCCs and VLCCs without problems. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located 19 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, has received seven large bulk carriers up to 417,000 dwt in its first quarter of operation.
Ottawa, Canada — June 16-19 This major event will bring forth the results of research and development in designing ships for ice navigation by many nations of the world. For years to come "Ice Tech '81" will be considered and referenced as
A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures.
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
The vessel repair statute (Section 466 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1466) requires the payment of a 50 percent ad valorem duty on the cost of foreign equipment purchased for, or expenses of repairs made to, U.S.-flag vessels in a foreign country.
The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports of interest to naval architects and engineers who are involved in the sciences of fracture mechanics and strength of materials. SSC-275, "The Effect of Strain Rate on the Toughness of Ship Steels,