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New GRP Survival Lifeboats From OME Withstand 1,000° C

—Literature Available Halmalic Ltd., a leading United Kingdom GRP boatbuilding company, recently was chosen by Offshore Marine Engineering Ltd. to mould a range of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHL) for completion in OME's specialist facilities at Walsall, West Midlands, U.

 

Fjellstrand Delivers New Design, High-Speed 200-Passenger Ferry

Norwegian shipbuilder Fjellstrand of Omastrand recently delivered the first of a new generation of high-speed, low-noise level passenger ferries. Christened the M/S Fjordprins, the 127-foot catamaran is the result of an extensive program of tests

Angola And Canada Provide Projects For Smit Pioneer

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.

Crew And Supply Boat Conversion Can Be A Profitable Venture

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.

Conrad Industries Sees Signs Of Optimism In Offshore Industry

Supply boats, some of which have been anchored since the early 80s, are going back to work in the offshore drilling and exploration industry in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Conrad Industries of Morgan City. La. The yard recently completed

NAPVO Releases Safety Manual

The release of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) Safety and Training Program Manual has been announced by Coe Sherrard, NAPVO's president. "This document serves as a comprehensive manual to train crew members about the safe operation of small passenger vessels.

REDUCING FUEL COSTS

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

Tidewater Marine Vessel Adaptations Create New Market Opportunities

Since inception of the industry over 30 years ago, Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Ma- rine Service, Inc., has consistently been a leader in the development of oil and gas support vessel design and operating improvements—hull design,

Halifax Shipyards Gets C$27-Million Order For Three Stern Trawlers

Halifax I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, the Canadian shiprepairing company, has reentered the market for fishing vessel new construction with a 27-million Canadian dollar order f o r three stern trawlers f r om National Sea Products Limited.

Severe Vessel Shortage, Advanced Age Of Fleet Threaten Some USSR Lines

According to a report by the Soviet Ministry of Merchant Marine, a chronic inability to order new ships may lead to financial losses for Soviet shipping companies and to lack of competitiveness in the world maritime market. The semi-official newspaper Water

 
 
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