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.
—Brochure Available—Since becoming part of the worldwide Ulstein Group in 1984, Ulstein Maritime has achieved major success in areas outside their traditional North American market. Recent orders received include two 2,000- hp Z-Drives for McTay Shipyards in the U.
Fjellstrand A/S of Omstrand, Norway, recently completed the 96-passenger crewboat Asie III. An all-aluminum, semi-planing catamaran with asymmetric hulls, the vessel was handed over to the owner in Omstrand, then shipped as deck cargo to Singapore, where it was christened.
Heavy transport shipping company Dockwise Shipping B.V. took delivery of the M/V Blue Marlin after her conversion into the world's largest semisubmersible heavy transport vessel able to carry heavy cargoes up to 73.000 tons. After a conversion
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has scheduled the 2nd Offshore Symposium, Design Criteria and Codes, for April 4-5, 1991, at the Westchase Hilton Hotel in Houston, Texas. The event, which is being sponsored by the Texas Section of the society,
Wilson Walton International Ltd. of Stockton-on-Tees, U.K., signed an agreement with BV Materiaal Metingen of Holland to sell the company's range of testing services in the U.K. for ships and offshore structures. Under the terms of the agreement,
MarineSafety International of New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of FlightSafety International, has announced it has signed a multiyear contract with LOOP Inc. to provide operational and safety training for mooring masters and vessel traffic controllers.
The Trinity Marine Group has acquired the assets of Guarino & Cox, Inc., a New Orleans naval architecture and marine engineering firm. The principals, Salvadore Guarino, president, Gregory Cox, vice president, and their employees have moved to
It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 self propelled tugs, towboats and offshore service vessels in the U.S. fleet. Add to the above 10,000 tugs, towboats, and offshore support vessels, the balance of the United States shallow draft self propelled fleet consisting of 11,