Giant Belcher Barge Launched In Galveston

Believed to be the largest barge ever built in the U.S., the 640-foot Belcher 102 (shown above) was launched recently at the Galveston Shipbuilding Company yard in Galveston, Texas. To be employed in the U.S. coastal transportation of petroleum products,


NCAA Elects New Officers—Jack T. Day Becomes President

Jack T. Day was elected the national president of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association at the annual convention, which was held recently in Bremerton, Wash. Mr. Day is the director of management engineering at the C h a r l e s t o n Naval Shipyard in Charleston, S.

IHI Delivers Japan's Biggest Helicopter Destroyer

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,

LNG Carrier Launched by IZAR Sestao

Inigo Tapias, the new 138.000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier launched on January 29 by Izar's Sestao yard in Bilbao, is a significant ship for many reasons, both technical and business. The 933-ft. (284.4-m). 19.5 knot ship embodies the

Hydranautics To Provide Skidding System For Perforadora Mexico S.A.

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.

Metos Marine Offers New Cabin Fitting Concept

—Brochure Available Through the combined forces of Metos Marine and Parma-Marine, a new building concept for fitting ship cabins and other similar spaces has been conceived. The concept offers a planning service in the initial planning phase of a building project and,

Hyundai To Build 9 Ships For United Arab Shipping - T o t a l Cost $400 Million

Korea's Hyundai Group has won what is reported to be the largest single shipbuilding c o n t r a c t in history to build nine vessels for the United Arab Shipping Company. Under the USD 400-million contract, Hyundai will construct nine containerships of 35,

Daewoo Wins $16.5-Million Contract To Build Offshore Vessel For India

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 Wins Contracts Worth $10.7 Million For Vessel Automation Systems

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.

ASMAR Completes Repairs To Chilean-Owned Frieghter

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.

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