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NKK Super Semi-Submersible Rig Designed For D e e p Sea O p e r a t i o ns

Nippon Kokan (NKK), Tokyo, has developed a super semi-submersible drilling rig specially designed for oil and natural gas drilling operations in deep water and rough seas. The rig features a computer-controlled dynamic system to maintain position in deepwater operation in depths to 1,

 

NABRICO Constructs 2 Dump Scows For Panama Canal Commission

Two 215-foot by 50-foot by 14- foot split-hull dump scows have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO) of Nashville, Tenn., for the Panama Canal Commission. The two 1,300-cubic-yard barges, the first to be built by NABRICO for the Commission,

The Repowering Of QE2— The Largest Diesel Power Station Afloat

Editor's Note: This article is based on a paper presented by Werner Oehlers, senior engineer and sales manager-marine engines, MAN B&W Diesel GmbH, at a recent Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers-New York Metropolitan Section joint meeting.

ABS Elects Gillies Vice President

Archibald G. Gillies was recently elected vice president in the executive administration of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The announcement was made by William N. Johnston, ABS chairman and president, following a meeting of the board of managers

1986 VALVE EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,

SEACO/Elliot Introduces New Line Of Reversible Life Rafts/Platforms

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.

Cutting Edge Know-How to Cut Smoke

As a further vindication of major Greek investment in marine propulsion research, the state-of-the-art. engine test laboratory inaugurated less than two years ago at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) will contribute to a new European

Cruise Ship Construction Boom

2 5 % Increase In Passenger Capacity By 1990 The cruise business is experiencing a new construction boom, with more than 20 new cruise ships under construction, on order, or in the planning stage. Passenger capacity of the cruise fleet is expected to increase by 25 percent up to 1990.

V a l m e t ' s N e w A u t o m a t i on System O r d e r e d For T wo Product C a r r i e r s At H y u n d ai

A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.

October '89/March '90 Liner Rates Announced By Military Sealift Command

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,

 
 
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