The Seabulk Offshore group of companies added a new UT-710 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) to its fleet, making the 226-ft. Seabulk South Atlantic the fifth newbuild vessel in Seabulk's 2003 fleet renewal program. Built by Brevik Construction AS in Norway,
A 180-foot supply vessel which once served offshore oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico was converted in 90 days by Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., shipyard to a crabber/ processor for use in the Bering Sea. The "new" Northern Enterprise began
Derecktor signed a contract with the Sandy Hook Pilots Association for the supply of the third of a series of new pilot boats as part of the fleet modernization effort of one of the busiest Pilots Associations in the country. Scheduled for delivery in fall 2001, these 53-ft.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered two 60-foot by 22-foot by 9.5-foot crane boats to Weber Marine, Incorporated of Burnside, La. These new boats, the MAR-LO, and the GOOG-E (shown above), are powered by twin GM 12V-71 diesel engines rated at 340 hp each.
A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,
Rauma-Repola's Rauma shipyard in Finland recently laid the keel of a 7,600-dwt hydrometeorological research vessel scheduled for delivery to V/0 Sudoimport of Moscow in the fall of 1987. This vessel will serve as an icebreaker, research, supply, and passenger ship in the Antarctic region.
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Kenneth W. Waldorf, Zapata Gulf chairman and chief executive officer, has announced. Larry T. Rigdon has been named vice president-domestic
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses
Autoship Systems Corp. (ASC) has initiated a new 'total system' approach to CAD/CAM software for shipyards, aiming to eliminate what it terms the most expensive CAD/CAM inefficiencies within the design-to-manufacture process: data exchange and
The China Corporation of Shipbuilding Industry has been awarded a contract to build nine anchor handling tugs/offshore supply vessels for a joint venture of two Singapore owners. Timur Carriers and Selco Ltd. The contract will be signed in Hong Kong