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Jackup Rig For West Africa Launched At Promet Yard

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.

 

Welcome The Little Black Box

There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety

Ulstein Delivers Two Tug/Supply Vessels To Norwegian Owners

Ulstein Hatloe A/S in Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently completed two identical tug/supply standby and service vessels for Norwegian owners. The Gullbas (photo) was delivered to Saevik Supply Management of Fosnavaag, and the Troms Skarven to Troms Fylkes Dempskibsselskap of Tromsoe.

Cradle Tweendecks Patent for Langh Ship

In the invention devised by Langh Ship, steel coils are transported on tweendecks that are equipped with integrated cradles. The method was granted a Finnish patent in 2001 and it has now passed the European Patent Office's inspection, which ascertained that the innovation's novelty,

Marco-Seattle Awarded Cargo Ship Conversion

Sunmar Shipping, Inc. has awarded a contract to Marco-Seattle for the conversion of the M/V Sunmar Sea from a general cargo vessel to a modern refrigerated vessel to be used in the trade between Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. According to Sunmar president Hans W.

Mobil Oil Introduces Six Hydraulic Fluids

—Literature Available Mobil Oil Corporation has introduced six hydraulic fluids for general industrial use. They all meet requirements of system and pump builders for resistance to heat, wear, water, and rust. The Mobil Hydraulic Oil Series consists

OPA 90 & the War on Terror

According to the USCG, oil spills have been reduced by roughly 90 percent since OPA90 was passed some 12 years ago. Encouraging, but statistics are often misleading. It would be a reasonable assumption that the oil that was spilled was a result

Ryan & Walsh Form Stevedoring Firm For Mid-Gulf Coastal Area

Formation of a new stevedoring operation in the mid-Gulf coastal region has been announced by the two participating companies. T o be known as Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., it is the joint enterprise of Ryan Stevedoring Co., and Walsh Stevedoring Co.

Navy Awards IMODCO Development Contract For Portable SPM

The United States Navy has signed a contract with IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, for the development of a portable Single Point Mooring catenary buoy for quick deployment in support of naval amphibious operations. A major specification

Navy Plans To Develop ASW Minisubmarine Fleet At Cost Of $5 Billion

The U.S. Navy and five military contractors are reportedly developing a $5-billion fleet of robotic minisubmarines for a number of import a n t Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), underwater intelligence and military missions. According to a recent report,

 
 
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