B&W Shipyard, Copenhagen, Denmark, has completed the first of two Hamlet Multi-Flex ships of about 12,600-dwt for Sudan Shipping Line. The ship was named White Nile, after the river which joins the Blue Nile at the city of Khartoum, and which
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
October 15-18 Bayside Exposition Center, Boston When this year's Fish Expo opens its doors in Boston, October 15-18, it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary as the world's largest commercial fishing exposition. On hand for the event will be more than 500 exhibitors,
The theoretical world ro-ro fleet container capacity is almost half that of the world containership fleet. This startling fact emerges from the new Register of Ro-Ro Vessels, just published by international shipping consultants, Westinform. It
Guidance for owners on compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Polution (MARPOL), 1973/78, which enters into force October 2, 1983, has been issued by the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko).
A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly, on how these changes will affect individual companies. Starting in July and ending in September,
The United States Navy has signed a contract with IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, for the development of a portable Single Point Mooring catenary buoy for quick deployment in support of naval amphibious operations. A major specification
Nor-Fishing '86, the 11th International Fishery Fair to be held in Trondheim, Norway, August 11-16, has been fully booked, with the Nidaro Exhibition Hall filled to its maximum capacity, despite a space increase of 30 percent over 1984. Thus,
Comsat Maritime Services recently announced its intention to provide a new, low-cost satellite data and messaging service, known as Standard-C, through its two coast earth stations and the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat).