Swiftships Delivers Second 117-Foot Tug To Otto Candies

Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., recently delivered the second of a two-tug boat order, the 117- foot Ben Candies to Otto Candies Inc. of Des Allemandes, La. The vessel measures 117 feet long, by 34 feet wide, and is 17 feet deep. The tug


Canadian Offshore Resources Exposition

Halifax, Nova Scotia—October 1-3 This year's Fifth Annual Canadian Offshore Resources Exposition and Conference (CORE) is again scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 1-3. The exposition will be held at the Port of Halifax Ocean Terminals

Alsthom Unit Strengthens Position In Norwegian Offshore Market

Alsthom's ACB unit in Nantes, France, has decided to create a subsidiary in Norway, called ACB Norge A/S, to develop business in the Norwegian offshore market. ACB thus intends to concentrate efforts in Norway on activities for which it already has significant involvement,


Faster, more efficient cargo handling reduces costs and increases profit opportunities for all vessel owners—inland, coastal and deepdraft. To satisfy the changing needs of these cost-conscious customers, manufacturers of deck machinery and cargo

Astronomical Drilling Rig Prices Anticipated Because Of Worldwide Demand

According to industry officials, prices for drilling rig equipment are about to skyrocket because of strong worldwide rig demand. The resulting rise in the cost of finding oil and getting it into production may slow future drilling activity unless oil prices rise, officials also warned.

Marathon LeTourneau Exhibits Slo-Rol® Motion Suppression Technology During 1985 OTC

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company's Slo-Rol® motion suppression system significantly widens the operating window for jackup rigs by making major reductions in roll, pitch and heave motions. It allows jackups to change location during periods of high waves or swells,

Marathon LeTourneau Awarded Contract For Platform Rig Project

Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, unit has been awarded a contract for the fab- rication and modification of platform drilling rigs by Helmerich and Payne of Tulsa, Okla. The contract calls for Marathon to fabricate a new platform

Literature Available On COMSAT's SatCom Services

COMSAT Corporation, Washington, D.C., is offering free literature on its satellite communication services for the offshore drilling platform and maritime industry. Among the services enumerated by COMSAT in its literature are: • Smart Card Phone

Bollinger Delivers Ms. Sara Jane

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. last month delivered the latest in a line of innovative vessels — and the first of Bollinger's new 220 'super shelf series. Ms. Sara Jane is the first of two new 207 x 53 x 19-ft. (63 x 16.1 x 5.7 m) supply boats to MNM Boats,

Verolme Botlek Carries Out Vessel Upgrades

Verolme Botlek, a drydocking, repair and conversion yard located in Rotterdam, has been actively repairing various vessels including FPSO Uisge Gorm, which underwent tank damage repairs this past summer. The yard concluded yet another steel repair project - renewing of the 7,

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