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.
In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,
There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety
November 20-22, 1986 Seattle Center Exhibition Hall Pacific Marine Expo, the commercial marine trade show scheduled for November 20-22 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, represents the largest forum for sharing marine technology and ideas
Five major U.S.-flag carriers serving America's foreign commerce recently announced the formation of a new industry group, the United Shipowners of America (USA). The member firms—American President Lines, Crowley Maritime Corp., Farrell Lines, Lykes Bros.
American Transport, Inc. of Chicago has applied to the Maritime Administration for Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in financing the conversion of four Great Lakes freighters into unmanned roll-on/ roll-off barges. The vessels are the Champlain and Cadillac,
Sunmar Shipping, Inc. has awarded a contract to Marco-Seattle for the conversion of the M/V Sunmar Sea from a general cargo vessel to a modern refrigerated vessel to be used in the trade between Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. According to Sunmar president Hans W.
Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be. Will the new rules of electronic signatures and electronic
Ever since two enterprising reporters for the Baltimore Sun decided, in 1997. to take a closer look at ship scrapping, first at a Baltimore shipyard dismantling a Navy ship, and subsequently an in depth review of scrapping conditions in Alang, India,
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,