Polar Tankers, Inc. unveiled its third state-of-the-art Endeavour Class doublehulled tanker. Polar Discovery, during a christening ceremony on April 13, at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, La. Phillips Petroleum Company,
Christening ceremonies were recently held at the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., for the seventh in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction by the Louisiana builder. The USNS Pecos (T-AO-197) is 667 feet long, 97 feet wide and has a maximum draft of 36 feet.
Ashland's New Towboats Being Built By Quality Shipyards To Be Powered By Caterpillar Engines From Whayne
Each of the three new twin-screw towboats being built by Quality Shipyards in Houma, La., for the Ashland Petroleum Company will be powered by two Caterpillar 3606 engines delivering a total of 4,200 hp per vessel. "This is the first installation
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
The rebuilding of the U.S. petroleum carrying fleet to OPA 90 standards continues, as Bollinger Gretna, Harvey, La., and K-Sea Transportation Corp. of New York have signed a contract for the construction of four double hull, ocean service, OPA '90 oil barges.
Wijsmuller Marine has accepted at its Teeside berth of Ayton Cross, the first of two-azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tractor tugs from the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamacona. Following a crew familiarization period, Ayton Cross is expected to be in full service by the middle of November.
Report On SCA Seminar On World Shipbuilding An aura of optimism, albeit a cautious one, permeated the conference room at the recent second shipbuilding and repair program sponsored by the Shipbuilders Council of America. The very first speaker,
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
This article deals with the potential for new business from the current U.S. Navy program. However, as most readers are aware, since the mid-60's, all U.S. Navy new construction work must be conducted in private shipyards. In addition, aside from about 5,000 U.
Grandin S. Vought, an executive at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company in Chester, Pa., since 1983, has been named vice president for operations with responsibility for all phases of new ship construction, it was recently announced by William T.