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Ingalls Delivers First U.S.-Built L-780 To Keys Offshore

"Keyes 300," the first of four L-780 self-elevating offshore drilling rigs being built for Keyes Offshore Inc. by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., left the Ingalls yard recently on its way to drilling for Shell Oil Co. in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.

 

J Storm XVI Is 50th Jackup Commissioned At Bethlehem, Beaumont

Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.

Drilling Rig Dry Transport Cuts 11,000-Mile Sailing Time In Half

The self-propelled, $82-million, drilling rig High Seas Driller, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding's Okpo facility, was transported to the North Sea by the Ferncarrier. The heavy transport ship was developed by JL Heavyweight Transport of Denmark and

Reagan Cuts an Imposing Path

From the USS Monitor to Theodore Roosevelt's "Great White" fleet to today's development of the Littoral Combat Ship, the U.S. Navy, its mission and its physical assets have undergone many complete metamorphoses over the country's 227-year history.

New Technical Services Brochure Available From Atlantic Diving Co.

A new 12-page Technical Services brochure from Atlantic Diving Company, Inc. describes new underwater tools and techniques. It includes 14 on-the-job photographs and five technical diagrams. Atlantic Diving Co. has programs for total inspection, maintenance, and repair.

Southwest Marine Purchases San Pedro Y a r d From Beth Steel

Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.

Zebra Mussel Infestation Spreads Beyond Great Lakes

the spread of a mussel infestation that had wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes. The zebra mussel is spreading faster than had been anticipated. Once they have established colonies, it is virtually impossible to eliminate them, Carlos M. Fetterolf Jr.

Polymer Alloy Extends Icebreaker's Propeller Shaft Bearing Life

Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,

Newpark Shipbuilding Opens Gas-Freeing Facility In Houston

Newpark Shipbuilding & Repair, Inc. has opened a $2-million barge-cleaning and gas-freeing facility on the Houston Ship Channel, capable of providing a wide range of vessel-cleaning services with extensive environmental safeguards. John W. Sansing,

Propose Plans For $230 Million Coal Export Terminal In Virginia

Plans for the development of a $230-million, 40-million-ton per year coal export t e r m i n a l in Hampton Roads, Va., are being formulated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., a New York-based

 
 
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