In early January, Marathon Manufacturing Company's Republic of Singapore yard delivered the first of two jackup rigs ordered by the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation. The People's Republic of China rig, Pohai VIII, was originally
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,
A christening ceremony on a newly built self-elevating drilling rig (shown above) was performed recently at the shipyard of Promet Private Limited in Singapore by Mrs. Y. Murase, wife of the s e n i o r vice p r e s i d e n t of Abu Dhabi Oil Company.
The Dutch heavy-lift specialist Wijsmuller Transport B.V. has signed an exclusive agreement with the Russian Baltic Shipping Company in St. Petersburg for the worldwide commercial management of two heavy-lift vessels, the Stakhanovets Kotov and Stakhanovets Ermolenko.
The Navy has awarded a total of $402.5 million in contracts for eight guided-missile frigates (FFGs) to Todd Shipyards Corp. and Bath Iron Works Corp. These are the second FFG production contracts awarded to each of these firms. Todd Shipyards received a $251.
Currently under construction at Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA's Pietra Ligure shipyard is a TMV 115 high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry for the Spanish ferry operator Balearia Eurolines Maritimes. The contract for this vessel was signed in January 2000 and delivery is expected in May 2001.
Representatives of Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg, West Germany, signed a contract in Moscow recently with the Soviet foreign trade organization, Sudoimport, for the design, construction, and delivery of a special service vessel for the USSR's Ministry of the Gas Industry.
The U.S. Navy has announced the award of a $9 million contract to MarineSafety International (MSI) for shiphandling training services through 1996. The training is a continuation and expansion of services performed since 1987 at the MSI Newport, Rhode Island facility.
United States Cruises, Inc. (USCI) of Seattle has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction and conversion of the SS United States from a trans-Atlantic liner to a luxury cruise ship.
Heavy transport shipping specialist, Dockwise, was granted a contract by Hanjung Korea Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. for the transportation of four super post Panamax container cranes from Changwon, Korea to Jacksonville, Fla. Following the six-week voyage,