The Republic of Indonesia has reached agreement with Boeing Marine Systems for the purchase of four Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoils with an option for six more. The agreement includes cooperative manufacture of Jetfoils in Indonesia. The initial contract,
Crowley Maritime's Red & White Fleet recently took delivery of a new 86-foot catamaran intended for passenger service between San Francisco and San Pablo Bay. The 400-passenger commuter vessel Dolphin was christened at the fitting-out yard of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc.
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.
Marathon Manufacturing Company's Republic of Singapore shipyard has been awarded a contract from Brunei Shell Petroleum Company, Ltd. to construct a 4,850-dwt all-weather, nonpropelled drilling tender. The new unit is a sistership to the drilling
Singapore's SembCorp Marine Ltd. has announced a long-term contract from Australia's North West Shelf venture (NWS) to provide dry-docking, refit, and other marine services, for their fleet of LNG ships. This breakthrough contract signifies the
Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, recently received a sizable order for large-bore marine hose for unloading crude oil, from Fluor Ocean Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, who is the contractor for the project of the Louisiana O f f s h o r e Oil Port (LOOP).
Zesco Inc. of Houston has been named factory representative for Camar Corporation's Inert Gas Systems Division. Zesco president J.D. Vacek, vice president Cy Turner, and head engineer Brown Milstead met with Camar Corporation president and general manager James A.
The Maritime Administration has released a technical report, "Marine Bunker Fuels-Analysis and Forecast of Price and Availability," which forecasts the possible prices and availability of two major bunker fuels — No. 2 marine diesel and high sulfur residual fuels.
Petrocon Marine and Industrial Chemical Corp. has announced the initiation of a complete fuel oil laboratory analysis service. The service is available through the company's offices and laboratories in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Piraeus, Greece. During the past 14 months,
The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.