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United States Lines Flying High Again

As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable. For the most part, the majority of these passengers

 

Drilling Rig Dry Transport Cuts 11,000-Mile Sailing Time In Half

The self-propelled, $82-million, drilling rig High Seas Driller, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding's Okpo facility, was transported to the North Sea by the Ferncarrier. The heavy transport ship was developed by JL Heavyweight Transport of Denmark and

ASRY Continues Brisk Repair Pace

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

ABS Speeds Truss Spar Projects to GOM

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.

Navy's New Double-Deck Pier To Be Fitted With Sea Guard Fenders

A new double-deck pier has been designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. Navy ships, and Navy engineers believe it could become the prototype for worldwide Navy facilities. Known as Pier Zulu, the facility will be built at the U.S. Naval Station in Charleston, S.

Ingalls Awarded Fourth Keyes Offshore Contract For Jackup Drilling Rig

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

Propose Plans For $230 Million Coal Export Terminal In Virginia

Plans for the development of a $230-million, 40-million-ton per year coal export t e r m i n a l in Hampton Roads, Va., are being formulated by Parsons Brinckerhoff Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., a New York-based

Polymer Alloy Extends Icebreaker's Propeller Shaft Bearing Life

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,

Southwest Marine Purchases San Pedro Y a r d From Beth Steel

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.

China Shipbuilding Gets Order To Build Jackup Rig For Santa Fe

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,

 
 
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