An Aker H-4.2 semisubmersible drilling rig, said to be the first of its kind ever constructed, was launched recently from Drydock No. 1 of Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan Shipyard in Korea. The advanced unit, worth about $75 million, is built to the Aker H-4.
Riverway Shipyard Co., Grafton, 111., recently delivered a new towboat to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, at the Marietta Repair Station, Marietta, Ohio. The towboat Plant 69 measures 50 feet long by 16 feet wide by 5 feet high,
Balehi Marine, Inc., Lacombe, La., recently delivered the 1,800- horsepower towboat Lake Charles to Conoco Oil Company. Based on Balehi Marine's standard 1,800- 2,400-hp towboat design, the Lake Charles has a length of 81 feet, beam of 28 feet, depth of 11 feet and draft of 7 feet 6 inches.
The Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) in Bahrain (shown above) and Estaleiros Navales de Lisboa (Lisnave) of Portugal recently signed an agreement under which Lisnave will continue to provide technical support to ASRY until 1989. One of the
The Effect Of The 1978 IMCO Tanker Safety And Pollution Prevention Conference On Ship Design And Operation
Maclver Robinson, OBE CEng FRINA, Surveyor General, Marine Division, Department of Trade, will chair a Joint Conference on "The Effect of the 1978 IMCO Tanker Safety and Pollution Prevention Conference on Ship Design and Operation," arranged by
TBW Industries, a manufacturer of offshore deck equipment and pneumatic bulk handling systems, recently conducted the first of several scheduled winch operator seminars at its Central Office, located in Houma, La. Smatco is one of the world's leading
— L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r e d— The first of the U.S. Navy's newest class of mine counter-measure ship, USS Avenger (MCM-1) was recently commissioned at the yard of her builder, Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI), in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Mrs. Sybil Bailey Stockdale,
Asea Marine, an operating group of Asea Inc. of White Plains, N.Y., has appointed C.A. Richards & Associates, Inc. of Houston as a manufacturer's representative for marketing and sales of marine electrical equipment for installation on board ships, offshore rigs, and supply vessels.
Ferries and other ships operating in coastal waters can now benefit from a new 50-man reversible buoyant apparatus. It is a product of Viking, an internationally respected manufacturer of lifesaving equipment for commercial, and recreational craft.
McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded a contract worth approximately $48-million by the Chinese Petroleum Corporation of the Republic of China. The turnkey contract involves engineering, procurement, and construction of one drilling and production platform,