The U.S. maritime world is rapidly changing direction as security becomes an ever larger and more important issue to the federal government. We have seen the Department of Homeland Security created, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 become law,
Built by Halter, the 166-foot Cameron Express (shown above) is operated by Offshore Express, Inc. of Houma, La., for Mesa Petroleum of Freeport, Texas. The first of three 166-foot liquid mud supply boats for the company, the Cameron Express is
An agreement has been signed between Consafe Offshore AB and Gotaverken Arendal AB, both of Sweden, for the construction of two semisubmersible accommodation and multiservice rigs, design GVA 2000. The total value of the order is approximately $140 million.
A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.
The Hagglunds Products Division of ASEA Inc. has received an order worth approximately $5.5 million from Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, to supply low-speed, high-torque hydraulic motors for the elevating systems of offshore jackup drilling rigs.
LTV Energy Products Company has announced the appointment of Donald M. Ursini as vice president- general manager of the company's Skagit Products operation in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. A unit of LTV's Drilling Equipment Division, Skagit is a leading manufacturer of winches,
REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The year 1982 began with a relatively healthy amount of work in hand but a weak order book. CSSRA yard employment reached a 10-year high of 14,200 in March but by December this had become a 10-year low of 8,500, a drop of 5,700 people or 40 percent of the work force.
StartMaster of Marion, Ohio, is offering free literature describing their air starting systems which, according to the manufacturer, provide dependable starting for heavy trucks, buses, mining machinery, oil and gas drilling equipment, marine engines,