NKK (Nippon Kokan) has delivered a 1 6 , 5 0 0 - d w t chemical product carrier, the M/ T Essi Gina, to BJ. Ruud Pedersen A/S, a major Norwegian shipowner. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager, said the ship was constructed at NKK's Tsu Works,
A jackup offshore drilling rig, the lie du Levant (shown above), was completed recently at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen in Japan. The cantilever type rig will be operated by Foramer S.A. of France. Following delivery, the rig was towed to Abu Dhabi,
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
The largest capacity roll-on/ roll-off vessels in the world, with the ability to carry single units of cargo weighing up to 1,000 metric tons, will be introduced into the North America-Middle East trade by Seaspeed Services by the end of this month.
Memphis-April 27-29 The Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services (RTCM) will hold its 1981 Assembly Meeting April 27-29 at the Rivermont Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tenn. The American River Pilots Association is scheduled to participate. The
Fourteen foreign governments and the European Community have protested legislation that tightens domestic shipping law restrictions on dredging in American waters. Protesters say the measure, inserted into the fiscal year 1992 Maritime Administration spending bill by Representative W.
Hitachi Zosen of Japan recently received an additional order from J.L. Offshore Drilling A/S, Denmark, for construction of a jackup- type offshore drilling rig. This is the second of two of the same type rig to be built by Hitachi for the Danish
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.
By the end of 1991 the world shipbuilding order book had reached the highest level since June 1977, according to the latest quarterly statistics published by Lloyd's Register. In the final quarter of 1991, tonnage under construction and on order increased to 43.
The first half of 2003, under the watchful eye of Capt Vanderperre, Chairman of Univan has Univan Ship Management's fleet grow to in excess of 80 ships under full technical management. The growth has come from bulk carriers and two VLCCs (belonging