The Kurama (shown above), a 5,200-ton (displacement) helicopter destroyer for Japan's Defense Agency, was delivered recently at the Tokyo Shipyard of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (IHI). The new ship, built as part of the Fourth Defense Buildup Program,
The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y. heard a paper titled "The Importance of Good Surface Finish on Large Diameter Propellers," presented by James W. Elliott Jr., engineering manager at Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas of New York, one of the nation's oldest and largest consulting engineering firms, will enter its second century of existence with the formation of a new marine facilities division, Parsons Brinkerhoff Van Houten, headed by Leonard Van Houten.
Michael J. Ucci has been appointed a vice president of AMCA International C o r p o r a t i o n . Mr. Ucci will concentrate on selective sales and marketing activities for the newly formed Marine Division which includes the products and services of its IMODCO and Wiley Manufacturing units.
The Oil and Natural Gas Commission of India has signed a contract for construction of a $16.5-million well-stimulation vessel by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. of South Korea. The 26212 -foot ship will feature a dynamic positioning system,
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.
The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized the award of construction- differential subsidy (CDS) for work by Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Baltimore to increase the container-carrying c a p a c i t y of four Mariner Class vessels owned by Moore McCormack Lines of New York.
ASMAR, Chile's leading shipbuilder and repairer, recently completed repairs to the 14,160- grt Villarrica owned by Sociedad Naviera Ultragas S.A. of Chile. The vessel was dry-docked at the Talcahuano yard, where the 15-ton rudder was dismantled and repaired.
Dubai Drydocks Afloat Repair Division (DDARD) is now ensconced in it's new purpose-built 12,000 sq. m. workshop and offices alongside the actual shipyard, the workshop also having another 500 sq. m. of specialized workshops divided into five disciplines.
Wijsmuller Marine has accepted at its Teeside berth of Ayton Cross, the first of two-azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tractor tugs from the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamacona. Following a crew familiarization period, Ayton Cross is expected to be in full service by the middle of November.