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$30-Million Order Signed By Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd.

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

 

MarAd Seeking RO/ROs For Ready Reserve Force Fleet

The U.S. Maritime Administration, on behalf of the Navy, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the acquisition of roll-on/roll-off vessels with a high military utility for the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). A similar RFP earlier this year invited owners of U.

Port Authority Receives Approval

The Port Authority has received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to deepen a section of the Kill van Kull to 50 ft., launching the agency's ambitious $1.8 billion project to dredge the region's harbor channels to 50 feet and maintain its

New Engine Room Simulator To Improve Supertanker Training

A computer-based simulator for training engine room officers of supertankers will go into operation early in 1978 under a development contract signed between the Organization for Industrial Research TNO, a Dutch corporation, and Esso Tankvaart Maatschappij B.

Pickands Mather Awards $10-Million Conversion Order To Fraser Shipyard

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.

Cunard To Buy Norwegian American Cruises In $73-Million Agreement

The Cunard Shipping Group recently announced that an agreement has been reached to purchase Norwegian American Cruises, a subsidiary of Lief Hoegh of Norway, for $73 million. The agreement includes two luxurious cruise ships, the Sagaf j o rd and Vistafjord.

Marathon Introduces Semisubmersible For Gulf Of Mexico Environment

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,

 
 
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