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Precision Ship-Handling Writ Large

On the Elbe River, the famous port of Hamburg's Nautical Institute had its final intake this year due to a shortage of prospective students. From now on it will be known as the Hamburg Institute for Ship Handling and Simulation, but for many years it sent highly trained young people to sea.

 

MARCO Seattle Christens New North Pacific Fishing Vessel

Bring together a highly experienced trawl skipper and one of the world's leading builders of fishing vessels and machinery and you have the makings for an impressive new boat. Such was the case when MARCO Seattle's new North Pacific fishing vessel

Newport News Signs Letter Of Intent To Build 600,000-DWT Nuclear-Propelled Tankers

The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.

The LNG Aquarius Is The First Of Twelve LNG Tankers Being Built By General Dynamics

The largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker ever built in the U.S. was named on May 27, during ceremonies at General Dynamics Quincy shipyard in Massachusetts. Mrs. David S. Lewis, wife of the chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics,

Sulzer ZA40 Diesels Will Power Two Ferries Ordered In U.K. And Japan

North Sea Ferries, a joint operation between P&O of the United Kingdom and Nedlloyd of the Netherlands, has chosen Wartsila/Sulzer ZA40 medium-speed diesef engines for the two new cruise ferries con- tracted for in the U.K. and Japan. A total of eight engines will be supplied,

MSC Awards $200 Million In Contracts For Four More SL-7 Conversions

Navy contract options for almost $200 million have been exercised for the conversion of the last four of eight high-speed containerships into roll-on/roll-ofF units. They will be used by the Military Sealift Command to provide support to rapid deployment forces around the world.

Bremer Vulkan To Build 2 Bremen Class Frigates For Federal German Navy

A contract was recently signed between the Federal Republic of Germany and Bremer Vulkan Aktiengesellschaft for the construction of two type F 122 Bremen Class frigates. These two additional frigates will be identical to the six delivered during 1982-84.

Levingston To Build $45-Million Jackup Rig For Noble Drilling Corp

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, has announced plans to build a second Levingston Class 111-C jackup drilling rig f o r Noble Drilling Corporation of Ardmore, Okla. Noble Drilling, a leading domestic drilling contracting firm formed in 1921,

Hitachi Awarded $13-Million Contract For Diesel Conversion

Hitachi Zosen of Japan recently received an order from Compania Espanola de Petroleos, S.A. (CEPSA) to change the main engine of the 173,266-dwt tanker Valencia from steam turbine to diesel. This is Hitachi's first order for main engine conversion work for a supertanker.

M i t c h e l l M a r i n e Delivers Fourth Service Boat

Mitchell Marine, builder of high quality aluminum workboats and crewboats located in Lafayette, La., has recently delivered the fourth in a series of 35-foot water taxis to Jancovich & Son of San Pedro, Calif. The standard 35-foot Mitchell design

 
 
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