Valmet's subsidiary yard, Valmetin Laivateollisuus Oy in Turku, Finland, recently delivered the first unit in a four-vessel series being built for the Ministry of Gaz Industry of the USSR. The supply/ anchor-handling vessel Rioni incorporates a number of interesting features,
The Point Conception, the first tug/supply ship of the newly organized Point Marine, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has been delivered by its builder, Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La. The 185-foot vessel is the first of two sisterships being built by Halter's Moss Point, Miss.
The Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) is adding a new dimension to its drilling fleet with the construction of a heavy-duty, fully winterized, s e l f - p r o p e l l e d semisubmersible with huge deckload capacities, that will be capable
Newest addition to the tugboat fleet of McAllister Brothers is the Eileen McAllister, a 4,290-hp vessel j ust put into operation at Norfolk, Va., for service in the growing Hampton Roads Harbor area. The vessel was named for, and christened at the Norfolk International Terminal by Mrs.
Waterman Steamship Corporation, 120 Wall Street, New York, N.Y., has applied for both construction- differential subsidy (CDS) and Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the construction of either a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) vessel or a lighter-aboard-ship (LASH)
MARITIME REPORTER recently conducted a limited survey among key small and medium-size U.S. shipyards engaged primarily in the construction of shallow-draft vessels. Information received as of press time is presented here to show current levels and indicates activity is on the upswing.
Arrow Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas, has taken delivery of the M/V Arapaho Arrow, the first of two 120-foot supply vessels being built by Marine Fabricators, Inc., of Green Cove Springs, Fla. The Arapaho is fully certified by the U.S.C.G. and carries an A.
Desco Marine, St. Augustine, Fla., reached two milestones this past December with the launching of the Singleton Fleets 56. The 73-foot vessel is the 2,200th wood shrimp boat built by Desco, and the 100th Desco boat powered by a Cummins K-series marine diesel engine.
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322, recently launched three vessels in one week. The first was a 500-cubic-meter (about a 17,657-foot) split hopper dumb barge. Mrs. P.C. Kelly broke the bottle to launch the first barge on October 14.
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.