Vessels

Split-Hull Hopper Dredge Launched At Avondale Yard

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.

 

Merseyside gets first UK escort tug simulator

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.

Largest U.S.-Built Hopper Dredge Launched At Avondale Shipyards

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.

Nilsen Named President Bailey Refrigeration And Affiliated Companies

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

New Intertanko Publication— 'TANKER PORT PARTICULARS 1986'

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

MSC Seeks Bids To Operate Five Tankers

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.

Tanker Design Change Approved By MSB

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.

Glacier Metal Details Line Of Ship Bearings

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 Companies Ask For Title XI Aid On Tanker Retrofits

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.

Dolphin Finds A Home

A growing appreciation of the benefits of podded electric propulsion is widening the concept's market reach, although business for such systems has remained concentrated among just a handful of suppliers. The recent deal for the Dolphin system,

 
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