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World's Largest Dry Transport Vessel Delivered

Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semisubmersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73.000 tons. After a conversion


The Big One: L.A. Fireboat 2

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has accepted its new fireboat, L.A. Fireboat 2, which is the largest in the U.S. according to its length of 105 ft. (32 m) and a fire-fighting capacity of more than 10,300 cu. m. /hr. Built to replace the 75-year-old Ralph J.

Multipurpose Cargo Vessel 'Sarita' Delivered By Hitachi

The 22,210-dwt, multipurpose cargo vessel Sarita, built at the Hiroshima (Innoshima) Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered recently to her owner, Callisto Shipping Limited, Liberia. She is the last of five sister ships constructed in series at Hiroshima.

Rolla's New Five-Bladed REXP5 Propeller Represents Breakthrough In Design

Rolla SP Propellers, Novato, Calif., internationally known for designing and producing a wide selection of advanced technology and high-performance wheels, has introduced a fast new 5-bladed geometry stainless steel propeller, the REXP5, intended for transcavitating,

Hitachi Receives First U.S. Order For Two Jackup Drilling Rigs

Hitachi Zosen recently received an order from Offshore Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hunt International Resources Corporation of Dallas, Texas, to supply two jackup offshore type oil drilling rigs. After delivery, the rigs will be operated by Penrod Drilling Company,

ABS Guidance for Ballast Tank Inert Gas Systems

A major step forward in tanker operation safety was taken as ABS announced technical guidance for inert gas systems for ballast tanks. Compliance to the guidelines leads to the class notation IGS-Ballast. ABS is the first society to set standards

ABS Forms Strategic Marketing Team To Promote LNG Expertise

The American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world's leading ship classification societies, has formed a Strategic Marketing Team to provide clients more timely access to its experience and technical expertise and to assist prospective clients in the

Ocean Minerals Recovered From Floor Of Pacific By OMCO

The research and survey ship Governor Ray has completed its first survey and exploration cruise, and has recovered several thousand pounds of manganese nodules from 18,000 feet on the Pacific Ocean Floor, according to Ocean Minerals Company (OMCO), 465 Bernardo Avenue, Mountain View, Calif.

Sumitomo Delivers Super-Class Arctic Drilling Rig To ODECO

The Ocean Odyssey, a new super-class Arctic semisubmersible recently completed for Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans, was christened during impressive ceremonies held at the Oppama shipyard of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.

Latest Lloyd's Register Published In New Three-Volume Format

The 1980-81 edition of the famous reference work, Lloyd's Register of Ships, has just been published in a completely new t h r e e - v o l u m e format. Because comprehensive details of more than 70,000 ships are included, the former two-volume format had become unwieldly.

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