Rigdon Marine has the Orleans, first of ten 210 x 54.1 x 19 ft. (64 x 16.5 x 5.8-m) diesel-electric ABS Classed DP-2 platform supply vessels's from Bender Shipyards, now working in the Gulf of Mexico. A second vessel, the Bourbon, was to follow at the end of June with a third,
American President Lines, Oakland, Calif., recently took delivery of the second and third of its new C-10 Class containerships from two West German shipyards for use in its Pacific Basin service. The ships, the President Kennedy and the President Polk,
Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.
The gigantic hull structure of the first in a series of three 250,000-dwt VLCCs built for World Wide Shipping Agency Ltd. of Hong Kong is rapidly taking shape at Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan shipyard. Classed by Lloyd's Register of Shipping as + 100A1,
Capt. Perry W. Nelson, USN (Ret.), president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/technical organization for members of the mar rine industry, announced the following committee chairmen for 1986: STANDING AND SPECIAL
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.
Hewitt-Robins International Inc. has released a new four-color, tri-language brochure on Cargoveyor Systems — automated, continuous ship unloading/loading of bags, cartons and boxes. The new brochure offers practical solutions to the problems involved in the unloading and loading of bags,
A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,
Burrard Clean Operations Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has contracted with MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders of oil spill recovery vessels and systems, for the construction of a new design 75-foot spill recovery boat.
J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Wash., recently received a contract to build a 3,000- hp, twin-screw, Z-drive tug from Portland, Ore.-based Shaver Transportation Company. The new tug is a variation on the successful Z-30, two-man