Western Oceanic Inc. and Far East- Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. announced they have signed a contract for the construction of a mobile self-elevating drilling unit for operation in up to 300-foot water depths. The unit will be built in Singapore for delivery in March 1981.
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) has completed the design development of a new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull) vessel that will be completed with a variety of operations options. The proposed vessel will be 92 ft. (28 m) with a beam of 47 ft.
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, has announced the appointment of several new managers in conjunction with a change in organizational structure. T.P. Reardon is appointed manager, Southeast Region, which consists of offices in Jacksonville, Fla.
The El Rey, Trailer Marine Transport Corporation's fourth triple-deck barge, departed Jacksonville, Fla., on January 18 for its maiden voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The El Rey (shown above), the final in a series of four mammoth triple-deck barges, was built in Portland, Ore.
For an independent tanker owner to undertake a newbuild fleet development program amounting to 3-million tons of crude oil carrier capacity in itself demonstrates a high degree of business verve. But to emphatically put one's own stamp on the design,
Hyde Products, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio has recently been awarded contracts to supply deck machinery for the first vessels of two new classes to be built in South Korean shipyards. Hyde will build the antimagnetic anchor windlass for a Mine Hunting Craft (MHC) and the steering gear,
Vietnam's fledgling shipbuilding industry has raised its international profile by entering into a seminal agreement with the UK's Graig Group for the construction of a series of double-hulled bulk carriers. Cardiff-based Graig's bold move, potentially
Regulations such as the new SOLAS and Fire Safety Systems Code (FSS Code) are not to be dismissed, as anything but full compliance can lead to myriad legal and financial troubles for ship owners. Fugro's new and unique geotechnical drill ship D/S Fugro Explorer; ABS-Classed,
Raytheon Service Company, of Glen Burnie, Md., was recently awarded a contract exceeding $1 million by Bethlehem Steel Corp. as part of the Navy TAKX program. Raytheon Service Company will supply commercial electronic navigational and communication
Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, recently announced a management realignment. The McDermott Operating Unit has been officially renamed McDermott Marine Construction. It employs 20,000 people