Two new workboats — the offshore utility vessel PBR-216 and the tug Stone Mountain — were completed recently by The Service Machine Group, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The PBR-216, built for PBR Offshore, Inc. also of Morgan City, has an overall length of 118 feet, beam of 26 feet, depth of 11.
Aalborg Vaerft A/S in Denmark recently lauched its newbuilding No. 249, a refrigerated vessel with a capacity of about 10,000 cubic meters, for the Soviet organization V/O Sudoimport. The reefer, named the Akademik Zavaritskij, is the last in a series of three sister ships,
McDermott Shipyards has been awarded a contract by Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco to build a unique, 350-foot self-unloading container/tank barge. It will be used for Matson's inter-island cargo services in the Hawaiian Islands, and
The first inshore towing/supply vessels certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to serve the oil and gas industry are now in service for Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The vessels, Beefmaster and Brahma, which represent a contract cost of approximately $1 million,
Alstom's A Series, its popular range of integrated control system, was recently purchased by Clough Offshore. The A Series was launched last spring as a new, affordable system which encompassed all of the latest technology and design features sought
Eastern Shipbuilding delivered OSV San Rafael to Naviera Tamaulipas of Tampico, Mexico for operations in the Bay of Campeche oil fields off Eastern Mexico. Measuring 204 x 44 ft. (62.1 x 13.4 m) with a 16 ft. (4.8 m) beam, the ABS-classed supply
Goldston Shipbuilding Corporation of Corpus Christi, Texas, announced it has signed a contract with Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas, for the construction of a supply vessel. This contract represents Goldston's entry into the supply boat market.
U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration Deputy Assistant Secretary Samuel B. Nemirow has approved an amendment to a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two posted drilling barges. The amendment to the agreement with Inland Wells Service, Inc.
IMAS-91 in Sydney, Australia, November 11-13, 1991. The Institute of Marine Engineers will hold its Sixth International Maritime and Shipping Conference at the University of New South Wales. The theme of the conference will be high-speed marine transportation.
Mobil Oil Canada, Ltd., has been active in the eastern Canadian offshore exploration drilling since 1967, principally in the vicinity of Sable Island and on the Eastern Grand Banks. In the early 1970s, these exploration drilling activities led