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
Bestobell Mobrey, headquartered in Slough, Berkshire, England, part of the worldwide Bestobell group that specializes in component technologies, recently re-organized its export sales operations. The main changes involved locating regional executives
Around the world, people involved with shipping are booking flights to Greece and preparing to do business at the Posidonia 2002 International Shipping Exhibition, held on the Piraeus waterfront from June 4-7. 2002. With the Greek market worth a conservative $16 billion per annum,
A & P Appledore International Ltd., the marine industry's services group, has been acquired by A & P Appledore (Holdings) Ltd., a company formed by the senior employees of the company. The shares in A & P Appledore International Ltd. were in the
Choctaw D r i l l i n g Company, Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction or reconstruction of three drilling vessels. Two of the vessels are expected to be employed initially
ABB has struck a landmark deal to supply its new compact podded propulsion system on a semi-submersible drilling rig. Santa Fe International Corp. has awarded a $42 million contract to ABB in Norway for the supply of electric propulsion systems
Capt. James F. McNulty, U.S. Navy (ret.), has been appointed as Academic Dean at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, replacing the retiring Dean, Capt. Edward E. Conrad. Captain McNulty is a native of Lawrence, Mass., and is a 1953 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
The Credit Rating and Insurance System (CRIS) — a specialized and reportedly realistically priced credit risk insurance plan, tailored to meet the debt protection and credit information needs of the international marine industry — was launched recently
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.
In a move designed to provide more efficient sales and engineering support for offshore/international accounts, Baldt Inc. has integrated its Houston, Texas, office operation into its corporate headquarters in Chester, Pa. The announcement was made recently by James Palmer, president.