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.
Jeffboat, Jeffersonville, Ind., a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines, Inc., recently held ceremonies to launch the first barge built since its yard reopened for new construction in February 1989. The jumbo hopper barge, built for Falco Line of Vicksburg, Miss.
Newport News Shipbuilding has been the recipient of several high-profile cruise ship repair projects of late, including the Millennium fix detailed on the previous page. The person responsi- ble for ensuring that the jobs enter and exit NNS' mammoth facilities — on time,
First Two Ships Of N e w Class Of Five American President Lines (APL) recently christened two 902-foot containerships of a new class of five vessels at Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) in Kiel, West Germany. The fuel-efficient C-10 Class ships,
—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,
Pusnes M a r i n e & Offshore Services Establishes Factory Service And Sales O u t l e t In N e w Orleans A r ea
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— A/S Pusnes Marine and Offshore Services, Arendal, Norway, has recently established a factory service and sales outlet in the New Orleans area. Pusnes, Norway was originally established in 1875 to build sailing ships.
A newly named docking tugboat, described by its owners as the most powerful such craft in the port of New Orleans, has been commissioned by E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., tug operators and marine contractors. The M/V J.A. Bisso II, formerly the Evelyn Edwards,
—Literature Available A new primer, specially developed for application on damp steel surfaces, was recently introduced by Hempel's Industrial Coatings, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial, offshore and container coatings. Called Hempadur 1557,
—Literature Available Magnavox has become one of the first manufacturers to take advantage of a recent decision by INMARSAT to allow satellite ship earth stations to be equipped with two separate telephone identification codes. Magnavox Advanced Products
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses