Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
Two 215-foot by 50-foot by 14- foot split-hull dump scows have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO) of Nashville, Tenn., for the Panama Canal Commission. The two 1,300-cubic-yard barges, the first to be built by NABRICO for the Commission,
The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at The New York Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. on November 19-21, 1981. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event," stated John J. Nachtsheim, president of the Society,
A 180-foot supply vessel which once served offshore oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico was converted in 90 days by Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., shipyard to a crabber/ processor for use in the Bering Sea. The "new" Northern Enterprise began
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.
Autoship Systems Corp. (ASC) has initiated a new 'total system' approach to CAD/CAM software for shipyards, aiming to eliminate what it terms the most expensive CAD/CAM inefficiencies within the design-to-manufacture process: data exchange and
Peter E. Rumsey, formerly vice president of sales for Ingram Barge Company in Nashville, Tenn., recently joined Nashville-based Pen Coal Corporation as vice president of Pen Transportation Company. Mr. Rumsey has 23 years' experience in the field of transportation,
The Dutch company Grootint was recently awarded a $111 million contract by Chevron Corp., San Francisco, for construction of a 9,500-ton oil platform deck for the North Sea Alba oil field. U.K. Government approval of the contract is required before
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses
TBW Industries, a manufacturer of offshore deck equipment and pneumatic bulk handling systems, recently conducted the first of several scheduled winch operator seminars at its Central Office, located in Houma, La. Smatco is one of the world's leading