Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Fleet No. 45 (shown above), a 185-foot by 40-foot by 14-foot supply/fire-fighting vessel from Quality Shipyards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company, located in Houma, La.
Boca Raton, Florida — J u n e 3—6 The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. James S. Gracey, will address the American Petroleum Institute's 1984 Tanker Conference, which will be held in Boca Raton, Fla., June 3-6. This year's meeting, at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club,
Throughout the history of shipbuilding, the key challenge too often has been how to build the right ship around a given propulsion system, rather than creating tailored propulsion system for the ship. That was true when the best propulsion "engines" available were sails,
NICOR Inc. chairman and president C.J. Gauthier recently announced acquisition, with NICOR common stock, of two marine transportation companies — Arthur Levy Enterprises, Inc. and Offshore Island Boats, Inc. These two companies, along with Acadian Marine Service Inc.
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
Diversified Technologies (Dt) of Chesapeake and Alexandria, Va., re- cently delivered one of its patented Launch and Retrieval Systems (LARS) to Houston Ship Repair, Houston, Texas, for installation on board the steam tanker Chesapeake. Its is the second of a series of SALM-LARS,
—Literature Available Bardex Hydranautics has been contracted by Reading and Bates Drilling Co. and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., for the design and manufacture of the BOP and subsea equipment handling systems and the handling/elevator systems
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria, recently received a large ships gantry crane order from Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi. The order, for three plus one multipurpose container- handling, jib-type gantry cranes of Liebherr's well-known type MPS with lifting capacities of 45 tons,