Free Technical Paper Offered Supply vessels and crewboats are the lifeline of the offshore oil and gas industry. These sturdy vessels perform a multitude of functions, from carrying potable water and fuel oil to valuable deck cargoes and important operating personnel.
—Free Literature Offered— Offshore oil and gas operations in deeper waters at greater distances from shore have led to the production of the world's largest crewboat. It is the 155-foot, all-aluminum giant, the Blair McCall, powered by five Cummins KTA-19M-680 HP diesels,
C. Raymond Hunt Associates, designers of Boston, and Gladding- Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation of Somerset, Mass., have collaborated on a fast, twin-diesel, all-aluminum pilot boat for the Sandy Hook Pilots. The construction contract was awarded to Gladding-Hearn in December 1984,
U.S. Gulf of Mexico operator McCall Enterprises has taken delivery of its seventh 160- by 30-foot crewboat, the Deane McCall, from Gulf Craft, Inc., of Patterson, La. The multipurpose Deanne McCall is powered with six Cummins KTA-19M diesel engines that develop a total of 4,
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
The Rodolf, a 48-foot surfaceeffect ship built by Bell-Halter, New Orleans, La., for the Portland (Oregon) District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun a Gulf and Atlantic Coast tour to demonstrate its operational and hydrographic surveying capabilities.
Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,
—Literature Available Jack T. Bunt, vice president and general manager of the Seattle division, announced that the Earle M. Jorgensen Company, Forge Division, Seattle, Wash., and Escher Wyss GmbH of Ravensburg, West Germany, have recently signed
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.