When a large oil tanker with a broken propeller entered Todd Shipyards in Seattle, Wash., for repairs recently, yard officials moved fast with an innovative plan to get the vessel operable again. To speed up repairs, the tanker was kept afloat and ballast placed in the bow to raise the stern.
Complete Abrasive Blasting Systems, Inc. (CAB) of Kent, Wash., recently announced that the first portable manual air blast application of a skid-mounted steel grit recovery system f or field use has been delivered and is in service successfully.
The 55th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1981 American Merchant Marine Conference, will be held in Baltimore, Md., on October 14, 15, and 16. Headquarters hotel for the event, which is being hosted by the Propeller Club Port of Baltimore,
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 ,
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,
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has been awarded a contract for a 990-hp bow thruster by AmShip Division of The American Ship Building Company. The unit will be installed as a replacement on the S/S Elton Hoyt 2nd. The Hoyt, a Great Lakes bulk freighter capable of carrying 23,
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,
The Hamburg yard of Blohm + Voss in West Germany has received an order from Sundance Cruises of Seattle valued at some $3.4 million for renovations to the 26,747-grt liner Scandinavia. Sundance, a consortium of the MacDonald Corporation of Seattle,
U.S. citizens are invited to submit sealed bids to the Maritime Administration (MarAd) for the purchase of the 24-year-old passenger liner S/S United States, laid up at Norfolk, Va. The minimum price is $5 million, payable in cash within 30 days of acceptance of the successful bid.
Within a recent one-week period, General Dynamics Corporation accepted two conditional orders f o r six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at a total cost of more than $1 billion. Three of the ships were ordered by Zapata Western LNG Inc., a subsidiary of Zapata Corporation of Houston.