A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.
—Free Literature Offered— Robertson-Shipmate, Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has just introduced in the U.S. a new multi-station commercial VHF radiotelephone, the RS-7100, for the marine market. According to the company, the new RS-7100 VHF radiotelephone is
The U.S. maritime world is rapidly changing direction as security becomes an ever larger and more important issue to the federal government. We have seen the Department of Homeland Security created, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 become law,
Crude Carriers & Product Tankers and Barges OPA '90 requires the complete replacement of single hulled tank ves- sels to be used in the U.S. petroleum crude and product carrier and related trades in five-year intervals at the end of 2005, 2010 and 2015.
REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The year 1982 began with a relatively healthy amount of work in hand but a weak order book. CSSRA yard employment reached a 10-year high of 14,200 in March but by December this had become a 10-year low of 8,500, a drop of 5,700 people or 40 percent of the work force.
StartMaster of Marion, Ohio, is offering free literature describing their air starting systems which, according to the manufacturer, provide dependable starting for heavy trucks, buses, mining machinery, oil and gas drilling equipment, marine engines,
LTV Energy Products Company has announced the appointment of Donald M. Ursini as vice president- general manager of the company's Skagit Products operation in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. A unit of LTV's Drilling Equipment Division, Skagit is a leading manufacturer of winches,