The hydraulically operated hull cleaning system manufactured by VEB Kombinat Schiffbau of the German Democratic Republic permits shell plating to be cleaned, derusted, painted and repaired while the ship is in dock. The advantages to the shipyard
The M/V National Energy, flagship of National Marine Service Incorporated towboat fleet, was christened recently at dockside ceremonies in New Orleans, La. As a mover of bulk petroleum and chemical products, the new towboat will primarily serve
The largest Feadship to date has just been completed by the De Vries Shipyard, a 235 ft. (71.6-m) vessel named Utopia, which is currently being offered for sale. Utopia was initially part of a two-Feadship order placed in 2001 by a repeat owner,
John M. Johnson has been promoted to manager of shipyard systems for Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, according to Ed Krabacher, executive vice president and general manager. In his new position, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for sales, product development,
Halifax Shipyard of Nova Scotia has won a Can. $54-million contract from the Canadian Government to build one type 1100 Navaid/ Light icebreaker vessel. Construction will begin early next year with delivery to the Canadian Coast Guard scheduled for May 1986.
The New Delhi Government has given the go-ahead to the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to build nine new ships—six 45,000-dwt product tankers and three cellular container vessels—in South Korea at a total cost of $396 million. Originally, SCI wanted to build six of each type,
Alfa Laval Taiwan won an order for centrifugal fuel and lube oil cleaning systems and freshwater generators for four 3,500- TEU containerships under construction at CSBC, Kaohsiung, for Yangming Marine Transport Corp., Taiwan. Equipped with a B&W 10L80MC BHR main engine,
Norwegian shipping group Bergesen d.y. ordered four 296,000 dwt tankers from Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp. for $263.7 million. Officials said the vessels were all under construction, and one will be delivered in the first quarter of 2000, two in
The Maritime Administration has given its approval for United States Lines, Inc. to acquire the ships and other assets of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc. Under the agreement, USL will buy the 11 existing Delta ships and will charter the three being
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., recently announced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company, Houston, Texas, to provide a cantilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C selfelevating drilling unit.