A unique shallow-draft, selfcontained and self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform was launched November 22 from Marathon's Brownsville, Texas, shipyard. The new Marathon 150-44-C class platform is being constructed for Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston.
The Ocean Pearl, newest addition to the San Diego tuna fleet, was christened recently at Campbell Industries. The tuna superseiner of 1,200-ton carrying capacity is similar to other seiners in the current Campbell series. The Ocean Pearl is owned by InterOcean Ships, Inc.
The 100-foot a l l - a l u m i n um crewboat Oil Corsair (shown above) was loaded aboard the Japanese freighter Seki Rokel recently in New Orleans for service in the waters offshore Angola in West Africa, highlighting a "first" for the shipbuilder.
Imagine having your picture taken as soon as you board any cruise vessel. While cruise lines have been observing this practice for many years for entertainment purposes, a new kind of photo has since come into play — the high speed interactive photo I.
As the information age firmly roots onboard vessels of all shapes and sizes — from tugboats to tankers — there is a glaring need for enhanced information processing and handling to ensure that crews maintain their focus on the safe and efficient operation of the vessel.
C. Plath of Hamburg, West Germany, a division of Litton Industries, Inc., is offering literature on NAVIGLOBE, the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite navigation receiver that was the center of interest at their stand during this year's International Ship,
Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply a broad spectrum variety of equipment for two new RoRo passenger ferries in Japan. The ship duo (Hulls 1065 and 1068) are being constructed for P&O Ship Management (Irish Sea) Ltd. at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Shimoneski.
Heidenreich Marine has reorganized to pool partners and to facilitate Heidmar's growth in oil transportation and related industries. A new parent company, which will be called Heidmar Inc. will be formed to provide oversight of all the Heidmar companies
book "Ship Knowledge - A Modern Encyclopedia" is basically the adapted and extended English language version of the very successful Dutch book "Scheepskennis" (published in 2001, author Klaas van Dokkum). In a state-of-the-art lay-out the book's 16
Maritime communications is an estimated $1 billion industry, encompassing ship operators, merchant fleets, governments and private yacht owners. There is arguably no more quickly evolving technical sector in the maritime market than the satellite communications niche.