The annual m e e t i n g of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at Schrafft's Restaurant in the Quality Inn Colony 7 to elect officers for 1979-80 and to hear the paper entitled "Planning and Scheduling Hull Production Operations.
ABS-classed as a XA1 Floating Offshore Installation, the Medusa truss spar will be located on Mississippi Canyon Block 582 in 2,223 ft. of water. Murphy Oil's Medusa truss spar has a hull diameter of 94 ft. (28.6 m) and a total length of 568 ft.
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders. The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar,
Southwest Marine, Inc. of San Diego, Calif., recently announced two major achievements in its more than $40-million renovation project — the signing of a contract with Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan to construct a new hi-tech computerized drydock,
Commercial yards have performed more than 60 percent of maintenance availabilities over the past six years. Of the 1,261 scheduled maintenance availabilities performed between FY 1985 and 1990, 799 (63 percent) were contracted to commercial shipyards.
Marking its 50th year of representation for the coatings industry, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is hosting its International Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn. at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center. Scheduled from November 12-16,
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, a major drilling rig owner and contractor to the offshore industry, has contracted with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., to build another Friede & Goldman L-780, Mod 2 jackup drilling rig. This is the