Developments in shipbuilding have been driven by needs to simplify the engineering and manufacturing. The cause is not just to become more competitive but also to avoid problems in controlling engineering and manufacturing costs. Two recent examples
The Phoenix Seadrill Rig 3 — The Mr. Ray—an all-new slottedtype submersible posted drilling barge built by McDermott Inc. shipyard, New Iberia, La., was christened recently at ceremonies held at the yard. The rig can drill below 30,000 feet in nominal 7- to 21-foot water depths.
Environmental Sustainable Development. It's a concept that has sparked a multitude of papers, essays and analysis, yet the notion of sustainable development has still to be fully recognized by the maritime world. Or has it? Invasive species, harmful
Seattle-based MARCO Pollution Control, a world leader in the development of marine oil spill clean-up systems, has delivered the first of two large Filterbelt modules to Batservice Yard in Mandel, Norway. These 27-foot long by 6-foot wide modules,