The task of designer ships, which are increasingly fuel efficient as well as environmentally friendly, is the marine industry's constant challenge, today and forever. While hull designs and propulsion systems continually evolve, a new development from Knud E.
Taking a long hard look at the f u t u r e without resorting to crystal ball gazing of any kind, it's fair to say the offshore oil and gas support service industry in general and Tidewater Inc. in particular stand at the threshold of a m a g n i f i c a n t business environment.
Hvide Shipping, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently announced that it has requested bids for the construction of a 41,000-dwt U.S.-fiag chemical tanker, the M/V Seabuik America, from 14 major U.S. shipyards. The construction would involve the rebuilding of the wrecked tanker M/V Fuji,
Con-Tech Power Systems of Pearlington, Miss., marked a significant milestone, when it was selected to supply the entire list of electrical control components required for the Logistic Support Vessel (LSV) construction program at Moss Point Marine, Inc.
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has signed a contract to construct a semisubmersible d r i l l i n g p l a t f o r m for Western Company of the U.S. Scheduled for delivery in mid- 1983, the self-propelled drilling vessel will have
The U.S. Coast Guard recently issued a proposed list of significant changes to regulations to improve the lifesaving equipment carried by T-boats (passenger boats less than 100 tons in weight operating in coastal waters). The changes were prompted
A Japanese shipbuilder has unveiled a concept for constructing a nine-story, first-class hotel on a barge that could then be towed to any coastal area in the world. Nippon Kokan (NKK) reports it has solved all of the technical problems involved in the construction of the floating hotel,
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
One of the world's tallest fourpile offshore platforms is being built for Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas Company, a subsidiary of Freeport McMoRan Inc., in McDermott Marine Construction's Louisiana fabri- 86 cation yards. The platform, named Crystal,
The Port of Portland recently dedicated its $46-million Terminal 2 rehabilitation project as Oregon's State Treasurer Tony Meeker declared the project was "good news for every Oregonian." The rehabilitation project has transformed Terminal 2 into