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Conrad Shipyard Delivers Unique Drydock To Republic Of Venezuela

The submersible barge/drydock Rio Manzanares designed and built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., for the Republic of Venezuela, left the port recently under tow to its South American home port of Guanta. The unusual vessel was accepted on behalf of Venezuela by Capt.

 

HDW Christens Two Containerships For American President Lines

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,

Jumbo Hopper Barge Launched By Jeffboat Is First Built Since Reopening For Construction

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.

OUTSTANDING OFFSHORE/SHALLOW-DRAFT VESSELS OF 1983

A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling

McDermott Delivers Two Caterpillar-Powered Supply Vessels To Tidewater

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.

ABS Forms Strategic Marketing Team To Promote LNG Expertise

The American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world's leading ship classification societies, has formed a Strategic Marketing Team to provide clients more timely access to its experience and technical expertise and to assist prospective clients in the

ABS Reports Increase In Classifications

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.

Pumps & Power Ltd. Of Vancouver Signed To Represent Omnithruster

Charles M. Aker, president of Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., designer and manufacturer of marine maneuvering and propulsion systems, has announced the signing of a representative's agreement with Pumps & Power Ltd. of Vancouver, B.

The Rules are About to Change

A seminal approach to class following the landmark decision by three of the classification societies two years ago to develop common edicts governing oil tanker hull structures, a complete draft set of new. unified rules is to be circulated for industry comment in June 2004.

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,

 
 
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