An unusual crewboat for ferrying oil field workers across the Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories is nearing completion at Matsumoto Shipyard, Ltd., on the Dollarton waterfront of North Vancouver, British Columbia, for Esso Resources Canada Ltd.
Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house design teams sitting with the major equipment manufacturers. Single-source supplier
Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. of Coos Bay, Oregon, recently delivered the second 94-foot trawler Centurion to Continental Marine. She is designed to participate in the North Pacific trawl fishing industry, with capabilities of switching quickly from bottom trawling to mid-water trawling.
Astilleros Y Talleres del Noroeste (ASTANO) of Ferrol (La Coruna), Spain, recently completed the semisubmersible drilling vessel Drillmar I for Drillmar, S.A. The design, by Friede & Goldman, Ltd., is the latest version of their Pacesetter Class.
The first example of Sulzer's new RTA superlongstroke diesel engine series went to sea recently, just about 22 months after the new fuel-efficient series was announced to the shipping industry. The initial installation is a 7-cylinder 7RTA58 model powering the 80,
Application For Use Of Foreign-Flag Vessels By U.S. Operator Receives Close Attention By Both MarAd And Congress
The responses to an October application filed with the Maritime Administration (MarAd) by Lykes Bros. Steamship Company have generally not been supportive. Lykes, one of the largest subsidized U.S.- flag liner shipping companies, is seeking permission to replace U.
A major new stage in the reorientation of the Wilh Wilhelmsen fleet has been implemented with the January 2004 arrival in China of the first of five Mark 1 deep-sea, combined RoRo container (ConRo) vessels for reconstruction. Five ships of the Tourcoing class,
IHI ( I s h i k a w a j i m a - H a r i ma Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) recently received an order for a 22,000-dwt Fortune-type multipurpose dry cargo carrier from Paal Wilson & Co., A/S, Hop (Bergen), Norway, through intermediation of Arvid Bergvall Shipbroking A / S & Co.
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
Wartsila Marine Industries' Turku Shipyard, known primarily as a builder of passenger vessels and luxury cruisers, recently completed a barge carrier, a rare exception in the yard's present stock of orders. The vessel, ordered by the USSR Ministry of Communications, was named Anadyr.