The 900-ton, heavy-duty floating derrick Tog Mor (shown above) was delivered recently by Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg. Built for Howard Doris Ltd. of Edinburgh, the derrick's hull is 101.4 meters long and 27.4 meters wide (about 332.7 by 89.9 feet).
Two identical 101-foot aluminum crewboats, the Shawn (shown above) and Craig built by Halter Marine, Inc. for J.P.M. Ltd. of Ventura, Calif., are now serving Union 76 rigs in the Pacific off southern California. The boats were purchased recently from
In the distance, storm clouds drop their torrent upon the sea as the ship breaks through heavy seas. The number on her bow — 85 — disappears and reappears with each crest of the waves. Suddenly above the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer,
The third ship in a new class of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers, the most formidable surface ships of their size now joining the Navy, was commissioned recently at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. An additional ship of the class,
Of highest interest in the marine field today is the design and construction of many specialized ships that carry cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Major shipyards in the U.S. and other countries are engaged in building these giant carriers.
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
Congoleum C o r p o r a t i o n announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded a $224-million contract to its shipbuilding subsidiary, Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for the construction of five Guided Missile Frigates of the new FFG-7 class.
The regular monthly meeting of the Long Beach/Greater Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers was held recently at the Officer's Club of the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center. The meeting was convened by Section chairman Capt.
Construction of two new 295 ft. (90 m) hydrographic and oceanographic survey ships for the Royal Navy, under the prime contractorship of Vosper Thornycroft (VT), has taken another step forward with the initial blocks being moved to the berth in
Raymond International Inc. of Houston recently announced that a subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding to participate in the building of a $30-million fabricating yard in Malaysia. Henry F. LeMieux, chairman and chief executive officer,