As a resounding endorsement of its long-term commitment to shipbuilding in the U.K., Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has created a state-of-the-art ship production facility within Portsmouth Naval Base. Having recently attained preliminary operational status through steel cutting on 295-ft.
I.T.C. Holland B.V., Haarlem, Holland, the Netherlands, recently contracted the dry transport of two Rowan rigs from Seward, Alaska to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Rowan Middletown was loaded aboard the Sibig Venture in Seward, Alaska. The vessel then proceeded to Long Beach,
The Marina S., a passenger/ supply vessel built for Dinko's Marine Service of Aransas Pass, Texas, has been completed by Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation of Greenville, Miss. The new vessel will be available for contract work in Gulf waters from Brownsville, Texas, to Key West, Fla.
Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently completed the 85-foot catamaran Catamarin (shown above) for Harbor Carriers of San Francisco, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime. The 30-knot, 400-passenger vessel will operate
James B. Travis & Company, Inc., Gautier, Miss., has been appointed Gulf Coast sales representative for Adrick Cooling Corporation, according to Richard C. Vassallo, Adrick president. Adrick Cooling is a leading supplier of marine air-conditioning machinery,
Chiles Offshore has executed two firm nine-month contract extensions with Shell Exploration & Production Company for the use of the ultra-premium jackup dilling rigs the Chiles Magellan and the Chiles Columbus in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Chiles
Two 23-meter (about 75-foot) long lightships are to be built at Ocean Shipyards, Fremantle, Western Australia, for the Australian Department of Transport at a cost of 2.4-million Australian dollars. On completion, scheduled in 1982, one will be stationed at the Carpentaria Shoal,
Features of the beam forward design on Marine Travelift mobile boat hoists are described in a new color brochure published by Marine Travelift, Inc. BFM features depicted in the literature include the pivot trunnion that permits side frames to oscillate slightly on uneven terrain,
Cunard's 30-knot cruise liner Queen Mary 2 is testament both to the business verve and the technological resourcefulness of the maritime industries. The circumspect approach to every facet of the project underscores the preoccupation with issues of longterm structural integrity,
The Naval Sea Systems Command recently awarded the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation a $384,382 producibility study contract for DDGX, the Navy's next generation guided missile destroyer. Todd will investigate techniques to