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.
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.
With a turnover of more than 50 percent, 2001 proved extremely successful for ASRY — the yard repaired more than 104 vessels — 18 of which were more than 175,000 dwt. Dock occupancy remained high throughout the year with the graving dock achieving
Newport News Shipbuilding has delivered the nuclear-powered, guided-missile cruiser Arkansas to the United States Navy. The Arkansas is the fourth Virginia Class cruiser built by the Virginia yard. Her keel was laid on January 17, 1977 and she was launched on October 21, 1978.
Twelve high-performance adhesives and repair compounds for marine and industrial applications are featured in a six-page, technically oriented bulletin from ITW Philadelphia Resins of Montgomeryville, Pa. The bulletin also lists mixing ratios, cure time and packaging information.
MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of MARCO Seattle, has announced plans to build a new design tuna purse seiner. The vessel is 58 meters long, 11.5 meters wide, and 5 meters deep, with a carrying capacity of 700 metric tons of frozen tuna in 12 refrigerated brine wells.
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,
—Literature Available A new firm, MCR Engineering Company, based in East Walpole, Mass., founded in July 1988 by Stuart Robinson and Tom Mack, now provides service and parts support for CP propellers, thrusters and control systems. Herb Reinert
A new hardcover book, "Always Good Ships," takes a retrospective look at Newport News Shipbuilding, listing and describing the colorful histories of more than 500 ships built by the famous Virginia shipyard during its first century of operation.
Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton In Pascagoula, Miss., has begun construction of its first SA'AR 5 corvette for the Government of Israel. Ingalls president Jerry St. Pe, as well as Adm. Micha Ram, Chief of Naval Operations, Israeli Navy,