To great fanfare, Inigo Tapias, the new 138,000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was launched on January 29 by IZAR's Sestao yard in Bilbao. The ship — standing in testament to the 1.213 workers at Sestao who physically made the ship a
Technology In Engineering — Backbone Of Ship Design, Construction And Repair Washington, D.C. — May 3—4 The American Society of Naval Engineers will present ASNE Day 1984 with the theme "Technology in Engineering—Backbone of Ship Design, Construction, and Repair.
Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla., delivered a 163-ft. (49.6-m), 32-knot aluminum monohull research vessel, which was designed by DeJong & Lebet — marking DeJong's entrance into the high-performance workboat field. This new design is a milestone
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA won an approximate $57 million contract to build seven 148-ft. (45-rn) double- ended Catamarans (type HC 18) and three 92-ft. (28-m) Catamarans (type MC 25) from Barcas S.A. in 16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The contract was signed on May 4.