American Bureau of Shipping
The aim of any shipowner is obviously to keep a vessel in shape and operating for as many revenue-generating days as possible per year (cargo rates willing, of course). Singapore - which is one of the world's busiest ports - was the sight of a unique repair j ob on a Panamanian tanker.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
Trinity Industries, Inc., subsidiary Halter Marine, Inc., was recently awarded a $31.2 million contract by the U.S. Army to build two, 273-foot logistics support vessels (LSV) for use by the Philippines Navy. The contract also includes an option
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings