Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently delivered the 161-foot all welded steel, twinscrew, diesel-powered ferryboat Governor Edward Hyde to the State of North Carolina, Department of Transportation Division of Highways at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal Facility,
New diesel engines in three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are expected to save their owner, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter-million dollars a year in fuel costs. A pair of fuel-efficient Detroit
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.
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 ,
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.
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.
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,
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,
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
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.