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
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
Singapore, once revered for its seem- ingly insurmountable edge in the ship repair and conversion business, has fall en on harder times in recent years. The forces which have slowed the area's break-neck pace of expansion and dom- inance are not
Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis, Mass., has received a new 300-passenger, highspeed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the Cape Cod tourism company,
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
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
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.
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
Pickands Mather & Co., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced it will spend more than $10 million to convert the steamship Charles M. Beeghly to a self-unloader. Pickands Mather, a s u b s i d i a r y of M o o r e M c C o r m a c k Resources, Inc., is operator of The Interlake Steamship Company.
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.