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National Supply Patents Subsea Template System —Literature Available

National Supply Company has received a U.S. patent for a subsea template system for multiple well drilling and production. The template design was developed by National Supply's Well Control Systems engineering group, Houston, to reduce time and cost of underwater operations,

 

10 MILLION PASSENGERS PER YEAR BY 2000, ANALYSTS SAY

Despite the recent drop in passenger bookings, some industry analysts are predicting that by the year 2000, more than 10 million passengers will take cruises annually. These projections are based on a growth level of 10 percent per year. Present cruise passenger levels stand at 3.

Converting and Repowering One Very Big Ship

When the decision was made to convert Dockwise's Blue Marlin to the world's largest semi-submersible vessel, there were obviously many key considerations, with the re-powering of the new ship topping the list. Wartsila was contracted for the job.

Thomas M a r i n e Delivers 24-Foot Survey Boat To N . Y . - N J . Port Authority

Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered a 24-foot survey boat to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The boat will be used to survey ship slips, take soundings, and monitor dredging operations in the N.Y.-N.J. harbor.

Culpepper And Renehan Announces Formation Of New Steamship Agency

J. Daniel Culpepper and Lawrence Arthur Renehan have announced the formation of Gulf and Eastern Steamship and Chartering Corp., with offices in New York, New Orleans, and Houston. The new company will represent owners of liner and bulk vessels providing full steamship agency marketing,

Sudoimport Orders Jacket-Launching Barge From Blohm & Voss AG

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.

Top Navy Officer Supports DD-21

naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.

Fire Prevention: "Rising" to the Occasion

Earlier this year, the USNS Impeccable and the USNS Stockham recognized the need to make repairs and enhancements on many of the ships' multi-cable penetrations. Reminded about the importance of fire prevention, the ships were looking for a solution

U.S. Cruises Requests Title XI On $95-Million Conversion Of "Big U"

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.

Auxiliary Sail Rig Passes Sea Tests On Cargo Ship

An auxiliary sailing rig installed on a 3,000-dwt cargo ship successfully completed sea trials and will soon be further tested in Caribbean trading. The rig was d e v e l o p e d by Wind s h i p Development Corp., Norwell, Mass., in conjunction with Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd.

 
 
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