VT Halter Marine launched MV Jean Anne, the first Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) to be built in the U.S. Built at its Pascagoula, Miss., facility, it is one of the largest vessels to be launched by a U.S. mid-tier shipyard. "Today marks the successful
When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Bollinger Shipyards signed a contract for three 145 x 36-ft. (44.1 x 10.9-m) supply/utility boats with Edison Chouest Offshore. The vessels will meet new regulatory standards and will be less than 100 gt and less than 500 GT registered tonnage, and will have a maximum draft of 11.
To ensure that fish populations could be studied effectively, Oscar Dyson, a new Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV) built for the NOAA was recently delivered featuring many advanced noise suppression technologies, including Thordon COMPAC Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings.
William J. Blume, president, announces that Blume Worldwide Services has been appointed North American sales representative for the Selco Group of Companies, Singapore. The Selco Group includes Selco Salvage, which operates a comprehensive marine
The City of Seward, Alaska, broke ground recently for the state's largest marine-oriented industrial development. "The Fourth of July Industrial Park, located across the head of Resurrection Bay from this picturesque community of 3,000 will be the site of a $60- million dock,
Two hydraulic service cranes have been supplied by HIAB-FOCO of Sweden to Norway's Gullfaks oilfield project in the North Sea. The cranes, both HIAB 180 Sea Crane units, were specially designed for use on tanker loading facilities in the North Sea.
Exxon Company, International (ECI) recently announced at a gathering of shipping industry representatives that they have developed a new, high quality marine lubricant line called Exxmar to replace their existing diesel lubricants line, Tromar.
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,
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has implemented a program called the "Rapid Response Team" that provides immediate assistance to shipowners and offshore operators to minimize casualty losses. In the planning stage since late 1988, the Rapid Response