R&R Marine

Stena Discovery Performance Improved With Enhanced Steering System

On February 14, the world's largest high-speed ferry catamaran Stena Discovery took off from Belfast, after a planned drydocking, and about one hour out at sea on the captain's command the waterjet control was switched over to steering by a retrofitted Humphree Interceptor Steering System.

 

Submersible Drilling Barge "The Mr. Ray' Christened At McDermott Yard

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.

Tacoma Boat Launches First Of Two Tug/Supply Vessels For Tidewater Marine

Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., recently launched its first tug/supply vessel for Tidewater Marine of New Orleans, La. The Sun Tide is the first of two being built under a $12-million contract. The 218-foot vessel has four engines supplying the oceangoing workboat with 7,

Dravo Corp. Names Hird And Farringer To Engineering Works Div.

Dravo Corporation has announced the appointments of Jack Hird as Eastern sales manager, marine, and Richard Farringer as contract manager of marine repair for its Engineering Works Division. Mr. Hird, formerly manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1939.

The Rising Value of Propulsion Business

Despite a fall in the overall number of vessels forecast to be delivered Irom shipyards until 2007. the value of the propulsion systems installed in newbuilds is expected to show a rise from 2004, reaching nearly $5-billion by 2007 on the strength of increasing power requirements.

MARCO Delivers First Of Two Filterbelt Systems To Saudi ARAMCO

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,

Avco Lycoming Powers Hovercraft Carrying 400 People & 45 Cars

On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.

Saving the Castor: Critical Issues Must Be Addressed

While this edition of Maritime Reporter focuses on the quick and successful repair of vessels, an issue which is sure to spur changes in the marine repair market occurred earlier this year when the stricken tanker Castor was unable to find a safe harbor.

ABS Classes 127 New Vessels In September

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,

ZF Offers Wide Range Of Marine Gears For Workboats/High-Speed Craft

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