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Miami Car/Passenger Ferries Designed By Nickum & Spaulding

Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle naval architects, recently completed the design for two 22-car ferries for service between Miami Beach and Fisher Island, Fla. William B. Rebozo, president of Island Developers, Ltd., operators of the ferries,

 

ARAMCO Awards $125-Million Order For Four Self-Elevating Platforms

ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,

New Mono-Hull Form Provides Ultra-Stable Drilling Platform

A new mono-hull form having motion characteristics almost equivalent to many semi-submersibles in operational sea states has been developed and marketed by Waller Marine, Inc., a Houston-based marine design and construction organization. The concept, originally conceived and patented by F.

Jacques B. Hadler To Direct Research Activities At Webb

Webb Institute of Naval Architecture has announced the appointment of Jacques B. Hadler as director of Webb's Center for Maritime Studies. In this capacity, he will direct the research activities of Webb Institute. He will join the staff immediately

US Carriers Ask Government To Enforce Cargo Competition Rule

Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.

Bender Shipbuilding To Convert Galena Eagle

Tom Bender Jr., president of Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc., announced the award of a contract to Bender by Jo Daviess Riverboat Venture of Chicago for the conversion of the 205-foot Galena Eagle (Ex-Monte Carlo) from a dinner excursion vessel to a casino riverboat.

SNAME President Names Committee Chairmen

Robert T. Young, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/ technical organization for members of the marine industry, has announced the following committee chairmen for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr.

New Double Hull Retrofit Design From Stuart Marine

Stuart Marine International, Inc., a Houston-based consulting firm, has developed what it calls a "revolutionary method" to retrofit a double hull to an existing single hull tanker to meet the double hull requirements in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

R.E. Derecktor Delivers Tug To Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

The Hoosier State, a twin-screw 556-horsepower tug, was recently completed by R.E. Derecktor and Co., Dania, Fla., for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, 111. Designed by S.L. Petchul, Inc., Naval Architect, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the

Uniflite, Inc., Sells 6 Corsair Patrol Boats To Union Of Burma

Six 32-foot high-speed fire retardant fiberglass Corsair river patrol boats, similar to the U.S. Navy's PBRs, have been sold to the Ministry of Defense of the Union of Burma for a contract price of $606,000 by Uniflite, Inc., military, commercial,

 
 
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