Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32 engine type has set a new record. With an 18-engine contract from the Odense Steel Shipyard of Denmark for a new container feeder vessel series, the number of Vasa 32s ordered now exceeds 1,000. This is, according to the company,
The M/V C/Wanderer is a new crew/supply vessel designed and built by Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The all-aluminum craft is operated by Co-Mar Offshore C o r p o r a t i o n of Morgan City, and is the 29th vessel Co- Mar or affiliated companies have taken delivery from Swiftships,
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
The Penrod 99, a Marathon Le- Tourneau 82-SD-C shallow-draft, cantilever offshore jackup drilling rig, was launched recently (photo) at the company's Gulf Marine Division in Brownsville, Texas. With the rig in the water, the rest of the selfelevating platform's three legs,
Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,
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.
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
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
Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas unit has been awarded a contract for the fabrication of a platform drilling rig by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla.
McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract by Exxon Company U.S.A. valued at approximately $27 million. The contract calls for the fabrication and installation of an I8-slot