Central Boat Rentals of Morgan City, La., recently put to work a unique inland, 60-foot pushboat built by Brice Shipbuilding Inc. of Chauvin, La. The Vail Trail (shown above) is an unusual ship in that it has six rudders for improved maneuverability and control.
The Nicor Sailor (ex-Acadian Sailor) is now one of the largest-capacity supply boats in the Gulf of Mexico. This Nicor Marine vessel (shown above), which suffered an on-board fire in the Gulf in April 1984, has been completely rebuilt for a new assignment—to
C. Raymond Hunt Associates, designers of Boston, and Gladding- Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation of Somerset, Mass., have collaborated on a fast, twin-diesel, all-aluminum pilot boat for the Sandy Hook Pilots. The construction contract was awarded to Gladding-Hearn in December 1984,
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.
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A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.
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.
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 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.
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc. won a contract from Naviera Tamaulipas, S.A. of Tampico, Mexico, to build a 202-ft. (61.5-m) Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) designed by Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM), part of the Aker Kvaerner Group. The design is based on the K220,
Deere & Company's Engine Group will begin to market John Deere marine engines for commercial applications in 1991. According to Deere, two marine models, rated at 80 to 250 hp (propulsion), are slated for introduction in early 1991. Three more models will be available later in 1991,