Although Smit International graced the marine industry with its presence in 1975, the company actually began in the mid-18th century as a shipbuilder, which would eventually evolve into its current state as a diversified marine service provider.
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels featured during 1984 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ASIE DUA Halter Marine The second of Halter Marine's new
Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
Halifax Industries Ltd., Nova Scotia, recently celebrated the inauguration of its $63.5- million Panamax floating dock with a reception held for area shipowners at the Canadian consulate in New York City. In attendance were Kenneth E. Wood, president
The number and tonnage of vessels delivered by U.S. yards during the past year were up from 1984, thanks mostly to construction for the Military Sealift Command's build-and-charter program. Six of the nine ships completed, and 155,862 of the total 164,711 dwt, were for charter to the MSC.
Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production and Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company have signed a twoyear contract with the Canmar/ Reading & Bates joint venture for the use of Canmar's single steel drilling caisson (SSDC) mobile Arctic drilling unit. Tenneco
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Ft. George Island, Fla., h a s been awarded another contract to cons t r u c t an inland SCR mechanical drill barge f o r t h e John W. Mecom Company of Houston. A t l a n t ic Marine recently delivered a similar unit to t h e Mecom Company.