Avondale Shipyards recently launched the Eagle I, one of the largest split-hull hopper dredges in the world, for Eagle Dredging Corporation of New Orleans. The unique vessel is being constructed at a cost of more than $30 million, according to J.
The UK's first full active escort tug simulator is to be installed on Merseyside. The Polaris System, manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems AS, allows tug captains to learn how to escort large ships in a completely safe, simulated environment.
The largest hopper dredge ever built in the United States — the Stuyvesant — was launched at Avondale S h i p y a r d s recently. The oceangoing dredge is owned by Stuyvesant Dredging Co., a partnership formed by the subsidiaries of Zapata Corp.
Ralph R. Bailey, chairman of the board of Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Sigurd Nilsen as president of that company and their affiliated companies. Mr. Nilsen has been associated with the marine
The Standard Oil Co. (Ohio) reported that the company will have spent $140 million by the end of this month as its share of engineering, research, design and equipment costs on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. "Sohio's share of the Alaskan pipeline
Owners, brokers and charterers must know before fixing if the tanker is suitable for the ports concerned throughout the world. Is the draft satisfactory? Any other restrictions regarding maximum length, beam or otherwise? And not least: What about
The Navy's M i l i t a r y S e a l i f t Command has issued a request for proposals (November 8) to operate five command-controlled tankers that deliver petroleum products worldwide for the Department of Defense. The T-5 type tankers now are operated by Hudson Waterways Corp.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved a design change for four 35,000-dwt tankers built for Zapata Tankers, Inc. The tankers, which were constructed by Todd Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Calif., are the Zapata Patriot, Zapata Ranger, Zapata Courier, and Zapata Rover.
The Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and
Boston VLCC Tankers, Inc. II, Boston VLCC Tankers, Inc. IV, and Boston VLCC Tankers, Inc. VI have applied to the Maritime Administration for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the retrofitting of the tankers Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland, respectively, in compliance with new U.