The N.Y.-N.J.-Sandy Hook Pilots Association recently took delivery of a high-speed, rough-water commuter dispatch boat. It is a 64-foot, allaluminum, twin-screw vessel designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, Mass., and built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp.
Imagine having your employer inform you that your only two-week vacation all year will be spent sitting in training courses to revamp or add to your skill base as an officer. Most would more than likely offer a collective groan of discontent by
NKK (Nippon Kokan) of Japan recently delivered the 42,000-dwt car/bulk carrier Merak Eighty, fitted with temporarily hoistable cardecks, to Irvine Shipping Inc. of Liberia. Shin-ichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Incorporated, said the bulk
The Paul Lindenau Shipyard in Kiel, West Germany, recently delivered the energy-saving, IMO Type II oil/chemical tanker Manitou (photo) to Atlantic-Rhederei F. & W. Joch of Hamburg. This specialized tanker is the fourth of a series that the Lindenau
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $20.9-million contract by the U.S. Navy to build a 263-foot oceanographic research ship. The 3,200-ton, diesel electric, dynamically positioned AGOR-23 will be operated by the University of Washington.
The Turku Shipyard of Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched the second of five Baltic cruise ferries for operation by Viking Line on routes between Finland and Sweden. Christened the M/S Athena, the 580-foot cruise ferry was named by Marianne Myrsten,
The Saudi Ports Authority recently awarded M.A.N, in Nuremburg, West Germany, as general contractor, an order for three floating cranes with a lifting capacity of 200-tons each. The pontoons are being constructed by M.A.N.-GHH Dock and Shipbuilding Company.
The Ocean Odyssey, a new super-class Arctic semisubmersible recently completed for Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans, was christened during impressive ceremonies held at the Oppama shipyard of Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
—Color Brochure, Technical Paper Offered— NautiCan Enterprises, Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, claims to have made a significant breakthrough in nozzle design more than 50 years after the development of the original Kort nozzle in Germany.
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,