Successful Trials Held For Heavy Lift Vessel Sibig Venture

Constructed by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), the heavylift vessel Sibig Venture successfully completed sea trials recently. The new ship is owned by International Transport Contractors (ITC) of Haarlem, Holland. The purpose of the trials was to check and verify theoretical calculations,


First Of Two Farrell Lines Containerships Christened At Bethlehem Sparrows Point Yard

The Austral Pioneer, the first of two containerships being constructed for Farrell Lines Incorporated, was christened on June 9, at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Margaret McFarlane, wife of Duncan McFarlane, director of Thomas Borthwick & Sons, Ltd.

Avondale Shipyards Holds Keel-Laying Ceremonies For First Of Four Navy Fleet Oilers

Keel-laying ceremonies were held recently for the Henry J. Kaiser (TAO 187), the first of four fleet oilers currently under construction for the U.S. Navy at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans. The keel-laying occurred almost six weeks ahead of schedule

IHI Delivers VLCC 'Nissho Maru' To Idemitsu Tanker Company

Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy I n d u s t r i e s Company (IHI) recently c o m p l e t e d the 257,882- dwt tanker Nissho Maru (shown above) for Idemitsu Tanker Company of Tokyo. The new ship is the first vessel delivered by IHI's Kure Shipyard this year,

IMODCO Awarded Contract By Esso Suez For Mooring Terminal Offshore Egypt

IMODCO of Los Angeles, a unit of AMCA International Corporation and pioneer offshore marine terminal company, has been awarded a contract by Esso Suez, Inc. for a catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) terminal. This unit for Esso is designed to securely moor tankers of up to 85,

Saltech Floating Cement Terminal Ordered For Saudi Arabian Port

Saltech, a company in the Saleninvest group of Sweden, has been commissioned by the National Cement Company (NCC), the Saudi Arabian company based in Jeddah, to design and act as main contractor for the construction of a floating cement terminal that

Semisubmersible Begins Scheduled Liner Service Transporting Yachts

Yacht Carriers Ltd. recently began a new scheduled service dedicated to transporting yachts between south Florida, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Ocean Marine Consultants and Surveyors, Inc. (OMCS), with offices in Port Everglades, Fla.,

American Hydromath Receives Contract For Cargo Planning Computers

American Hydromath Company, Germantown, N.Y., recently delivered three L O A D O S C O PE Cargo Planning Computers to the American Heavy Lift Shipping Company, a division of Gulf Trading & Transportation Company; one each for the John Henry and 0 Paul Bunyan,

MarAd Approves CDS For APL To Reconstruct Four Containerships

The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved the application of American President Lines, Ltd. for construction-differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the reconstruction of four Pacesetter-Class containerships, MA Design C6-S- 85b. The vessels, the Presidents Jefferson,

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