An Aker H-4.2 semisubmersible drilling rig, said to be the first of its kind ever constructed, was launched recently from Drydock No. 1 of Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan Shipyard in Korea. The advanced unit, worth about $75 million, is built to the Aker H-4.
—Literature Available— Machinery selection for a cruise ship is a demanding task. Compared with other ship types, there are many unique requirements for cruise ship machineries. Passenger demand must be given the highest priority when selecting machinery concepts.
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the 166-foot supply vessel Trinity River to Transportation Resources, Inc. of Houma, La. The vessel, built at Eastern's shipyard in Panama City, is the fourth of a five vessel package which includes the Leaf River,
Communicating to or from a cruise ship used to be a complex and time-consuming task. Traditional high-frequency (HF) radio calls take time to place and once achieved, connections can be impaired by bad weather and calls often fade in and out. Moreover,
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., held successful acceptance trails for the second 225- foot steel vessel of the new class of Navy Auxiliary Rescue/Salvage ships, ARS-51, Grasp. The trial included included performance tests for all ship systems and operational equipment.
Elomatic Group of Turku, Finland, one of the leading design offices in Europe specializing in shipbuilding and marine engineering, is offering a free 12-page full-color brochure on its engineering expertise. Elomatic Group, which serves the international market,
Rauma-Repola's Rauma shipyard in Finland recently laid the keel of a 7,600-dwt hydrometeorological research vessel scheduled for delivery to V/0 Sudoimport of Moscow in the fall of 1987. This vessel will serve as an icebreaker, research, supply, and passenger ship in the Antarctic region.
The president of Alexander Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., Arthur Seven, recently announced his firm's affiliation with Welin Lambie Limited of West Midlands, England. Alexander Industries and Welin Lambie have participated in joint ventures in the past.
Concurrent Systems, Arlington, Va., is releasing a new hydrostatics program for personal computers. The Naval Architectural Problem Oriented Language (NAPOL) will perform the following calculations: hydrostatic curves of form; trim lines; longitudinal
The Rodolf, a 48-foot surfaceeffect ship built by Bell-Halter, New Orleans, La., for the Portland (Oregon) District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun a Gulf and Atlantic Coast tour to demonstrate its operational and hydrographic surveying capabilities.