The 16,770-dwt motor car carrier Nissan Laurel (shown) was completed recently at Hitachi Zosen's Hiroshima Works and delivered to Intercontinenal Car Carriers S.A. of Panama. The ship, which can carry a total of 4,900 Japanese-size cars, has an overall length of 590.
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,
Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently delivered the 224-foot tuna vessel Patrician. The steel-hulled tuna purse seiner is the second of a seven-vessel contract awarded to Burton by Van Camp Sea Food Co., a division of Ralston Purina Co.
SCN Container Line Inc. initiated independent service linking the three major ports of South Florida with 18 ports in a dozen countries in Central America and South America. Led by South Florida shipping industry veterans Fernando Bowen and Raymond M.
Sperry Corporation, Great Neck, N.Y., has formally opened a new facility in Panama City Beach, Fla., to manage combat system integration support work for the U.S. Navy's mine countermeasures ships. The facility was built to house the work on the three-year, $6.