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Bender To Offer New Ice-Class Anchor Handling Tug/Supply Vessel

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair of Mobile, Ala., recently entered into an agreement with Cleaver and Walkingshaw Ltd., naval architects of Vancouver, B.C., which permits the Gulf Coast yard to offer the proven "hostile" class design to the American

 

Enclosed Lifeboats Serve As Escape Craft For Offshore Oil Platforms

Watercraft America, Inc., located in Edgewater, Fla., is designing and building ad- vanced lifeboats and launch systems for installation on offshore drilling and production platforms and ships. Called the Watercraft Survival System, it includes a series of lifeboats,

Zodiac Hurricane RIBs Ideal For Use As Rescue Craft

—Literature Offered The Zodiac Hurricane Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) combines the wave cutting capability of a rigid hull with the safety features of an inflatable, creating an ideal rescue boat. Based on a design by Admiral Hoare, former director

OUTSTANDING OFFSHORE/SHALLOW-DRAFT VESSELS OF 1983

A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling

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.

New Brochure Describes National Crane's Line Of Marine Lifting Systems

National Crane of Waverly, Nebr., a subsidiary of Kidde, Inc., offers a 12-page, full-color brochure describing its complete line of pedestal-mounted hydraulic marine cranes and equipment. National manufactures hydraulic cranes for shipboard, offshore, dockside, and other marine uses.

Cruise Ship Construction Boom

2 5 % Increase In Passenger Capacity By 1990 The cruise business is experiencing a new construction boom, with more than 20 new cruise ships under construction, on order, or in the planning stage. Passenger capacity of the cruise fleet is expected to increase by 25 percent up to 1990.

First Of 60-Barge Order Delivered By NABRICO

The first of 60 grain barges has been delivered to the American River Transportation C o m p a ny (ARTCO) by the Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO). The barges are 195-foot rake hopper and 200- foot box hopper barges being constructed at the NABRICO Ashland City, Tenn.

Electric Boat To Build First Seawolf Submarine Under $726-Million Pact

The Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., was recently awarded a $725,951,700 fixed-price, incentive contract to build the lead submarine of the U.S. Navy's Seawolf Class (SSN-21). According to reports, the Seawolf Class

Caterpillar Announces New Trademarks

Caterpillar Inc., a multinational company headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently announced it has adopted two new trademarks. These marks will identify the corporation and its products and services by the two words associated with the company throughout the world—Caterpillar and Cat.

 
 
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