While one mobile offshore drilling unit is drydocked (photo), two others await their turn at the new Sabine Yard of Bethlehem Steel Corporation in Port Arthur, Texas. The rigs shown are the Comanche (in the dock) and Marlin 4 (left), which were
In Stralsund, an ocean-going giant takes to the water with the help of a record-breaking lift. The Stralsund ship lift reportedly breaks all records, as nowhere in the world is there a lifting and lowering facility on a larger scale than this 754 x 115 ft.
Halifax Shipyard's new 36,000- ton-lifting-capacity floating drydock Novadock is now being used with increasing frequency. By mid- November this year, the yard will have been in continuous use for eight successive months. The dock, which can accommodate up to Panamax size vessels,
Celebrity Cruise Lines experienced its own "Night At The Oscars" by literally rolling out the red carpet this past June for its inaugural christening ceremony of its new "Millennium" while docked in Southampton, U.K. MR/EN was invited to Southampton
Avondale Industries, Inc., a new employee-owned company, is offering a free 12-page color brochure on their seven divisions, including: the Shipyards, Danly, Luria Brothers, Mayville, Ortner Freight Car, Wabash Alloys and Yuba divisions. The color
The Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, which is presently undergoing considerable expansion, recently inaugurated a new 1,200- ton Crandall r a i l w a y d r y d o c k, with a side transfer system to enable as many as four vessels to be docked simultaneously.
The recent keel laying for the George Washington (CVN-73), which will be the Navy's sixth Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, marked two firsts in Newport News Shipbuilding's 100-year history. The placement of the Washington's 730-ton
—Literature Available Bardex Hydranautics has been contracted by Reading and Bates Drilling Co. and Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., for the design and manufacture of the BOP and subsea equipment handling systems and the handling/elevator systems
Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production and Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company have signed a twoyear contract with the Canmar/ Reading & Bates joint venture for the use of Canmar's single steel drilling caisson (SSDC) mobile Arctic drilling unit. Tenneco
At the Papenburg, West Germany, shipyard of Meyer Werft the containership Ville D'Orient was converted into a combined sheep/cow carrier and recently delivered on schedule to the Turkish-Libyan Joint Maritime Transport Company of Istanbul, which will lease the ship from the principals,