Launching ceremonies for the Port of Portland's giant 982-foot Dry Dock 4 were held on August 8 in Kure, Japan, at Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries' (IHI) shipbuilding center. A delegation of Oregon public and labor officials, port commissioners
Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.
Omnithruster Inc. has recently established a Canadian manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ontario. The new Mark II Omnithruster series and Omnithruster ice lubrication systems will be fabricated at that plant. Omnithruster president Charles M. Aker said:
The arrival of the Port of Portland's 982-foot-long floating Dry- Dock 4 completes five years of research, planning and construction, and was made possible by the confidence and financial support of Portland Metropolitan Area voters. The Japanese
Hong Kong will soon be able to offer some of the world's most up-to-date ship repair facilities, according to Jack Barrass of Hongkong United Dockyards. The facilities will incorporate a giant HK$40-million floating drydock which was constructed in Sasebo, Japan.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, a major drill rig owner and contractor to the offshore drilling industry, has contracted with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss, for a third jackup drilling rig of Friede and Goldman design. Earlier this
On August 15, 1994, the Maritime Administrator and Maritime Subsidy Board issued an opinion and order in Docket No. A-184, addressing the remand of the U. S. District Court in Keystone Shipping Co. v. United States, 801 F. Supp. 771 (D.D.C. 1992).
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
Keppel Philippines Shipyard, Inc. (KPSI) has enhanced its capability by adding a new 20,000-deadweight ton floating drydock to its facilities. The firm now has three docks, two others with capacities of 6,000 dwt each. Named Keppel Floating Dock No.
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