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.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.
Throughout the last quarter — April- June 2002 — ASRY has not slowed down its workflow. The yard, which has been filled to capacity since the beginning of this year, repairing approximately 42 vessels, has been especially busy the last three months — repairing a selection of 23 vessels.
According to Omnithruster Inc. president Charles M. Aker, three new U.S. Navy YTT Class torpedo and mine testing vessels will be equipped with Omnithruster hydrojet maneuvering and propulsion systems. McDermott Shipyard, Amelia, La., has contracted
While ballast water environmental issues have been news for decades, a renewed focus on the marine industry, specifically the effects ships and boats have on the aquatic environment, is picking up steam and not looking to slowdown. Per an executive order from President Clinton, the U.
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
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.
London shipbroker E.A. Gibson said that the tanker market closed 1985 "on the highest note for some time," with a surge in freight rates during the last two months of the year. As a result, some Greek ship- owners are buying secondhand tonnage at a brisk rate.
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,