Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.
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.
A new bulletin from John Crane-Houdaille, Inc., Morton Grove, 111., explains the benefits of upgrading sealing with compact Type 88 and Type 88S package seals. The publication provides sizing information and diagrams illustrating both Type 88 double or
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.
—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
Bailey Refrigeration Company recently completed a top-to-bottom cleaning and charging of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's after ship's stores refrigeration system. The 81,600-ton carrier is currently nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
Marine Management Systems (MMS), Inc., Stamford, Conn., recently received a contract to implement additional MMS ship management systems on-board five vessels operated by Oglebay Norton Company. The new shipboard condition monitoring and planned
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.
Under severe Arctic operating conditions, a relatively new bearing material has outlasted traditional laminated-phenolic propeller shaft bearings by a ratio of about nine to one. The longer-lasting bearing was made from Thordon XL, an alloy of polymer and synthetic rubber,
Unitor Ships Service AS of Norway is offering a free 14-page color brochure on their full range of products and services for the operational, maintenance and safety systems on vessels and offshore units. With the extensive use of color photos and text,