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.
California-based Willard Marine Inc., a leading manufacturer of fiberglass planing-hull and rigid inflatable boats for the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy for over 30 years, will introduce its new SOLAS- approved 18-foot Rigid Inflatable Boat, or RIB,
Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
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
—Technical Paper Available— Good lubrication contributes greatly to the efficient operation and long service life of machinery. In turn, good lubrication depends on two factors, i.e.—a proper selection of products and a sound care of the lubricants in service,
U.S. Navy battleship Iowa (BB- 61) being assisted by four Turecamo tugboats during recent visit to New York Harbor, which will become her home port in 1989 as nucleus of a Surface Action Group (SAG) that will also include one guided-missle cruiser and three destroyers.
Rauma-Repola's Rauma shipyard in Finland recently laid the keel of a 7,600-dwt hydrometeorological research vessel scheduled for delivery to V/0 Sudoimport of Moscow in the fall of 1987. This vessel will serve as an icebreaker, research, supply, and passenger ship in the Antarctic region.
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.
McDermott Shipyard's New Iberia Division recently delivered two 194-foot supply vessels to Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The Jan Tide and the Abshire Tide are the seventh and eighth in a series of 10 supply boats being built by Mc- Dermott for Tidewater.
SEACO/Elliot manufactures and sells a full product line of inflatable life rafts and personnel rescue platforms and related products for oceangoing vessels, offshore platforms, commercial fishing vessels, corporate and commercial aircraft and various military applications.