The West German shipyard Orenstein & Koppel, Lubeck, recently delivered the fourlegged, floating crane platform Biber 500. Built for Nassbaggerei Grun & Bilfinger of Hamburg, the platform was designed and constructed in 14 months. RSV Gusto Engineering B.
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently turned over the mine countermeasures ship Patriot (MCM-7) to the U.S. Navy. The event is the last significant milestone for the MCM-7 and marks the culmination of 10 years of Marinette Marine
Setenave-A New Portuguese Shipyard Setenave — Estaleiros Navais de Setubal (Setenave Shipyards), was founded in May 1971 for the purpose of operating a new construction shipyard at the mouth of the Sado River, in the vicinity of the town of Setubal, Portugal.
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met at the Officers' Club at the Washington Navy Yard on January 18, 1978, to hear C.C. Glansdorp and Dr. Gerald van Oortmerssen discuss "Research on Steering, Maneuvering, and Controllability of Surface Ships.
The First International Symposium on Computer Aided Hull- Surface Definition (SCAHD 77) will be held in Annapolis, Md., on September 26-27, 1977. The symposium will be presented by Technical & Research Panel 0-34 (Computers), and hosted by the Chesapeake
After evaluating several alternatives, Celebrity Cruises has decided to drydock its innovative gas turbine propelled ship, Millennium, this November to perform work on the vessel's stern hull design. Newport News Shipbuilding has reportedly won the contract, as announced at www.
According to the detailed tanker report just published by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the world tanker fleet continued to grow in 1976 with a 9.6 percent increase in capacity over the previous year. This annual study, "The Analysis of World Tank Ship Fleet,
The board of directors of Diamond M Drilling Company, Houston, TexasJbased international drilling contractor, has authorized the construction of two new selfelevating jackup drilling rigs and a self-propelled semisubmersible drilling vessel. The
The first export vessel of a new design of 26,500-dwt bulk carriers has been launched from the Maua yard of the leading Brazilian shipbuilder, Companhia Comercio e Navegacao (CCN). The vessel, named the Alexandres G. Tsavliris, will be owned by the Greek Tsavliris Group.
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., naval architects, marine engineers and transportation consultants of One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, have announced the opening of a new office located at 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton Roads, Va.