According to William H. Bevan, president of Marine Technologies and Brokerage Corp., the S.S. United States will shortly begin removals in preparation for its movement to the shipyard for a complete retrofit. The vessel will undergo a massive rip-out and rebuild,
First Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Built On U.S. East Coast Christened At Bethlehem Steel's Baltimore, Md. Shipyard
The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the U.S., was christened on December 10, 1973, at Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard, '.Baltimore, Md. It was delivered to Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company of New Orleans, La.
Stolt Offshore reported it has successfully completed the Eugene Island 275A platform salvage project for Total E&P USA, INC., in what is described as the first platform salvage using only mechanical cutting devices. The platform was located on OCS-G-0988,
A new offshore crewboat, eighth in a series built for the same owner, has been delivered by Halter Marine Services, Inc., Chalmette (La.) Division, to Gray Mackenzie and Company, Ltd., Bahrain. The new vessel is the Grayflier, a 78-foot crewboat whose home port will be Dubai.
Since January of this year, Maptech, Inc. has supplied nautical chart CD-ROM discs for the popular NavGraphic II GPS/LORAN Electronic Charting System. The NavGraphic II is manufactured by Trimble Navigation, Ltd. of Sunnyvale, Calif. The NavGraphic
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation demonstrated its powerful new fireboat recently at the Poydras Street wharf in New Orleans. Named Gulf Fleet No. 40, the new boat is the 100th vessel to join Gulf Fleet Marine's growing fleet of tugs, towing/supply vessels,
The newly formed Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in S'an Francisco, Calif., is launching a move to bring into its ranks a broad range of West Coast shipping and commercial interests, including foreign-flag steamship companies. At the start of the year,
A new selective calling system is helping AMOCO solve the problem of putting marine radiotelephone calls through promptly to its fleet of vessels scattered around the world. On the inland waterways, barge owners are using the same system to dial
While not monitoring and control per se, the new Mini-M Optimizer, VComm IP from Boatracs — a business unit of Advanced Remote Communication Solutions — is designed to enable boat owners and operators as never before. Launched in early December in New Orleans,
Ogden Corporation, 277 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, has announced that Ogden Marine, Inc. will construct two U.S.- fiag 42,000-ton multi-product vessels at Avondale Shipyards. A long-term charter has been entered into for one vessel. These ships,