An Aker H-4.2 semisubmersible drilling rig, said to be the first of its kind ever constructed, was launched recently from Drydock No. 1 of Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan Shipyard in Korea. The advanced unit, worth about $75 million, is built to the Aker H-4.
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.
MARCO-Seattle shipyard has signed a contract to build two new 135-foot steel freezer longliners for Alaska Frontier Co. of Seattle, Wash. With the continuing "Americanization" of North Pacific fisheries under provisions of the Magnuson Act, the
The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has accepted its new fireboat, L.A. Fireboat 2, which is the largest in the U.S. according to its length of 105 ft. (32 m) and a fire-fighting capacity of more than 10,300 cu. m. /hr. Built to replace the 75-year-old Ralph J.
International regulations for prevention of pollution by garbage from ships have become much more stringent in recent years, requiring the installation of an effective onboard garbage handling and incineration system. Norsk Hydro Environmental and Energy Systems,
Burrard Clean Operations Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has contracted with MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders of oil spill recovery vessels and systems, for the construction of a new design 75-foot spill recovery boat.
Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Division of Grow Group, Inc., has published a six-page color brochure that highlights the high-quality, technologically advanced marine and corrosion control coatings the company produces. Titled "Full Speed Ahead With Devoe Marine Coatings Co.
J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Wash., recently received a contract to build a 3,000- hp, twin-screw, Z-drive tug from Portland, Ore.-based Shaver Transportation Company. The new tug is a variation on the successful Z-30, two-man
Capt. Perry W. Nelson, USN (Ret.), president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/technical organization for members of the mar rine industry, announced the following committee chairmen for 1986: STANDING AND SPECIAL
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.