The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently turned over the mine countermeasures ship Patriot (MCM-7) to the U.S. Navy. The event is the last significant milestone for the MCM-7 and marks the culmination of 10 years of Marinette Marine
Setenave-A New Portuguese Shipyard Setenave — Estaleiros Navais de Setubal (Setenave Shipyards), was founded in May 1971 for the purpose of operating a new construction shipyard at the mouth of the Sado River, in the vicinity of the town of Setubal, Portugal.
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met at the Officers' Club at the Washington Navy Yard on January 18, 1978, to hear C.C. Glansdorp and Dr. Gerald van Oortmerssen discuss "Research on Steering, Maneuvering, and Controllability of Surface Ships.
The board of directors of Diamond M Drilling Company, Houston, TexasJbased international drilling contractor, has authorized the construction of two new selfelevating jackup drilling rigs and a self-propelled semisubmersible drilling vessel. The
The Standards and Specifications Panel of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME Panel SP-6) will hold their next meeting at ASTM Headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. on May 17-18, 1984 immediately following the May 14-16, 1984 meeting
ASRY's services were high in demand last year, as the yard reported a satisfactory performance for 1999, following the record volume of repairs seen in 1998. A total of 114 vessels underwent repair work at ASRY — ranging from ULCCs to offshore
Aker a.s. and Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., recently announced their agreement to form Aker Gulf Marine, a Texas partnership. Aker Gulf Marine will offer fabrication and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry. Aker will own 51 percent and Kiewit 49 percent of the new company.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 55 vessels worldwide in September, totaling 1,129,407 deadweight tons or 611,884 gross tons. The vessels classed during the month included two very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one selfelevating drilling
In June, 1981, Ohio River Company's Huntington, W.Va. coal transfer terminal began operating at a throughput of five million tons per year—up from an average of 3.5 million tons per year. The 75-percent-capacity increase was gained through a 19- month