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,
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the 166-foot supply vessel Trinity River to Transportation Resources, Inc. of Houma, La. The vessel, built at Eastern's shipyard in Panama City, is the fourth of a five vessel package which includes the Leaf River,
Blount Marine Corporation recently launched and delivered its 277th vessel, the M/V Spirit Of Philadelphia. The vessel was constructed for Holiday Cruises II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International, owned by Richard O'Leary of Norfolk, Va.
Founded over 30 years ago, C.W.F. Hamilton & Co. Ltd. of New Zealand has introduced a new water jet for use aboard a wide range of vessels in both the commercial and passenger boat markets. The Hamilton Model 211 has been developed through the
Soundcoat Company, Inc., of Deer Park, N.Y., has introduced Soundfoam HT, a newly developed sound-absorption material made of a flexible very low density, fireresistant polyimide foam. It provides not only excellent sound absorption but good thermal insulation,
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command announced the acceptance of rates offered by 16 U.S.-flag ocean carriers under its container and shipping agreements for the period October 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. In the upcoming six-month cycle,
For the first time, Det norske Veritas recently gave a type approval for an automation system which includes both control and regulation functions in addition to the main alarm system for unmanned engine room space (EO or UMS). The type approved system, from Valmet Automation a.
Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., held successful acceptance trails for the second 225- foot steel vessel of the new class of Navy Auxiliary Rescue/Salvage ships, ARS-51, Grasp. The trial included included performance tests for all ship systems and operational equipment.
The president of Alexander Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., Arthur Seven, recently announced his firm's affiliation with Welin Lambie Limited of West Midlands, England. Alexander Industries and Welin Lambie have participated in joint ventures in the past.