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.
Pearlson Engineering Company, Inc. of Miami has begun work on the world's largest ship transfer system that will be installed at Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Limited in Barrow-in Furness, England, as part of the yard's Submarine Facilities Project.
James W. Steadman has joined Halter Marine, Inc., as vice president, special assignments, with overall responsibility f o r the Halter CATUG project at Chickasaw, Ala. Halter is building six of the giant propulsion units for an integrated tug/barge
UMC International Pic recently supported the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) to successfully complete the afloat replacement of a 7.5-ton Voith Schneider Propulsor (VSP) unit, while the Royal Navy ship was operating over 3,000 miles from its UK base port.
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,
Northwest Marine Iron Works, Portland, Ore., ship repair firm, has been awarded a $1.4-million contract to link the forward and aft sections of a ship that now is undergoing major conversion at the Port of Portland's Swan Island Ship Repair Yard.
The Fourth Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium will be held on January 20, 1979 in the Key Auditorium of St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) joins The Chesapeake
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has announced two multimillion-dollar projects for the firm's Berkley plant: Norshipco has signed a contract in excess of 15 million dollars with the Brazilian shipyard Ishikawajima do Brasil-Estaleiros S.
Santa Fe International Corporation recently announced that it has awarded shipyard contracts f o r the construction of a jackup drilling unit and the conversion of two construction barges into drilling vessels. The new jackup, Santa Fe Rig 134,
A contract for approximately $9 million to overhaul the frigate USS Edward McDonnell (FF- 1043) was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works, a Congoleum company. The ship, commissioned in 1965 are now homeported in Mayport, Fla., is scheduled to arrive at the Bath,