This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.
Throughout the history of shipbuilding, the key challenge too often has been how to build the right ship around a given propulsion system, rather than creating tailored propulsion system for the ship. That was true when the best propulsion "engines" available were sails,
Oslo-Based Shipping Conference & Exhibition Expected To Be Largest In Years June 11-14 With the settling of hositilities in the Persian Gulf, the shipping community is once again able to turn its attention to such critical marine industry issues as ship finance,
As part of its $13.2-billion merger with Gulf Corporation, Chevron Corporation has announced the consolidation of the Gulf and Chevron marine transportation organizations. Gulf's fleet of 11 tankers will be consolidated with Chevron's for a merged
Act Likely To Eliminate All Foreign Rebuilding Of U.S. Fishing Vessels Unregulated fishing and concern for depletion of fish stocks relied upon by coastal fishermen across the nation resulted in attempts to ensure control of the U.S. fishing industry by Americans (i.
The Trinity Marine Group, Gulfport, Miss., and a team of Swedish engineers have joined forces to develop the construction process for a new double-hull tanker design. The new design is the Series 2000 double-hull tanker, developed by Rutger Deylin of Fram Shipping, in association with S.
An updated 88-page Pipe Installation Guide from Fiberglass Resources Corporation of Farmingdale, N.Y., contains all the necessary information required for field personnel to correctly assemble, test, and repair epoxyfiberglass piping systems. The convenient,
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
The Unitor Group's total operating revenue for 1988 reached NOK 682.5 million compared with NOK 513.9 million in 1987. This represents an increase of 33 percent. One third of this increase in turnover is attributable to the purchase of Gamlen Marine Chemicals.