Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat
American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and Lloyd's Register have developed a series of initiatives to further improve the safety of international shipping. The three leading classification societies have agreed on 10 actions that will strengthen
The 133,361-dwt bulk carrier World Dulce (shown above) was completed recently at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen for Kingdom Company S.A., Panama. This large-capacity bulker was developed specifically to meet world industry's growing raw materials needs.
H. Russell Lemcke has been appointed vice president, Sales and Marketing, for Worthington Pump Corporation. In this capacity, Mr. Lemcke's responsibilities include the Worthington Pump sales organization in addition to marketing and product planning
Despite the lure of large discoveries, the oil industry is wary about risking its money in proposed new lease sales off California's coast because of fierce opposition ranging from small local groups to the governor. The oil industry has learned
The Wheelock Maritime International Limited of Hong Kong has placed an order with the China Corporation of Shipbuilding Industry of Beijing for the construction of two 27,000-dwt Lakes-fitted bulk carriers. These vessels will be built by CCSI's Dalian
Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston recently announced its new GranGulf® Class semisubmersible drilling unit that is rated to drill in water depths up to 3,000 feet and can carry a deck load of 4,000 tons. As the leading U.S. producer of offshore drilling units,
A contract to build three double-ended RoRo Ferries for the Canadian Shipping Company British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has been won by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The total value of the contracts is approximately $325 million Canadian.
A flurry of contract awards during the first half of 1988 has caused Bardex Corporation of Goleta, Calif., to view near-term recovery prospects for the offshore industry with optimism. Recent contract activity contributing to the company's renewed growth
The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a seminar on "Coal- Firing Technology for the Maritime Fleet" on May 19, 1980, at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York City. "The enormous i n c r e a s e s in ships' fuel costs and the increasing dependence