Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched the Sedco 160 (shown above). Under construction for Sedco, Inc. of Dallas, the rig is a BMC-150 Baker Marine designed, self-elevating independent leg type equipped with three independent tubular legs of 260 feet,
On December 28, 1973, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) of San Diego, Calif., delivered the S/S Coronado, a 38,300-dwt tanker to Margate Shipping Company of Philadelphia, Pa. The S/S Coronado, the first of three NASSCO- designed
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers last technical meeting of the 1976-77 program was at the Mallard Inn, Mt. Laurel, N.J. A paper titled "Modern Wooden Ship—Design and Construction," was presented by co-authors John F.
Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, recently delivered the self-elevating mobile offshore drilling rig Dixilyn-Field 87 to its owners, the Dixilyn-Field Drilling Company of Houston. The Dixilyn-Field 87 is a Levingston Class 111-C jackup,
Portex '81, said to be the world's first comprehensive international trade fair and convention, will take place in Hamburg, West Germany, May 26 through 30, 1981. Hosted by Germany's largest port city, Portex '81 will cover all aspects of the
The General Electric Credit Corporation announced it has purchased for $120,000,000 the 225,- 000-dwt tanker T.T. Stuyvesant, and that the vessel has been initially chartered to the Standard Oil Company of Ohio (SOHIO) to transport Alaskan oil.
Floating production has evolved to a mature technology that opens for development oil and gas reservoirs that would be otherwise impossible or uneconomic to tap. The technology enables production far beyond the depth constraints of fixed platforms, generally considered to be 1,400 ft.
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.
Coastal Towing, Inc., Houston, has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of nine tank barges and two towboats. The applicant is an affiliate of, and will share premises and office facilities with, Coastal Towing, Inc.
The Maritime Administration has released the results of the first major Government effort to analyze the impact of the U.S.- flag shipping and American shipbuilding industries on the nation's economy. The findings demonstrate conclusively that