The Phoenix Seadrill Rig 3 — The Mr. Ray—an all-new slottedtype submersible posted drilling barge built by McDermott Inc. shipyard, New Iberia, La., was christened recently at ceremonies held at the yard. The rig can drill below 30,000 feet in nominal 7- to 21-foot water depths.
Hvide Shipping Incorporated, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., handed over the Oxy Trader and the Oxy Producer, two of the three Catug vessels ordered by Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Construction is almost complete on the third Oxy Catug,
Butterworth Systems (U.K.) Ltd., recently announced the appointment of Martin Smith as Tank Cleaning Machine Product Line Coordinator. He is responsible for marketing of crude oil washing and water washing equipment for ships and for rental of
The subject of the January meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was "Waterjet Propulsion." Considering the U.S. Navy's latest philosophy of smaller, faster, ships, the paper was very timely.
Ocean Science and Engineering, Inc., 1601 Water Street, Long Beach, Calif. 90802, has announced that it had completed arrangements for a $500,000 term loan from its parent, Berry Enterprises, Inc. The loan will be secured by a pledge of the stock of its subsidiary,
On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.
Abeking & Rasmussen introduced its SWATH vessel concept under the brand SWATH@A&R, a design which takes into account the effects of a vessel's motion on the crew's ability to maintain concentration, and thus the proper control. The vessel offers
Water-Jel® from Trilling Medical Technologies, Inc., Ridgefield Park, N.J., is described as a unique multi-use product for emergency burn care and fire protection, designed to help save lives and maximize the relief of pain and suffering caused by burns.
Environmental Sustainable Development. It's a concept that has sparked a multitude of papers, essays and analysis, yet the notion of sustainable development has still to be fully recognized by the maritime world. Or has it? Invasive species, harmful
The transit between Long Beach and Catalina Island will be reduced to "well under" one hour when the "Jet Cat Express" joins the Catalina Express fleet. "This will take place before Memorial Day," according to G r e g Bombard, president of the California company.