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.
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.
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
Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., r e c e n t l y d e l i v e r ed ahead of schedule the 550-foot Energy Freedom to Universal American Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. The Energy Freedom was d e s i g n e d ,
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.
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.
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,
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
The Maritime Administration has announced that American Heavy Lift Shipping Company, P.O. Box 1166, Pittsburgh, Pa., has applied for construction-differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in financing the construction of two heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off (ro/ ro) cargo vessels of approximately 3,
Tidewater Port Jackson Marine of Sydney, New South Wales, have placed an order with Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., shipbuilders of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to build a 197- foot offshore supply vessel. The vessel will be propelled