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West German Yard To Build Split-Hull Oil Recovery Vessel

For the past three years the C. Luhring shipyard in Brake, West Germany, has been working on the development of an oil recovery vessel based on a split-hull design (see October 1, 1979 issue of MR/EN). The unique vessel is really a simple ship that is divided at its center line.

 

UMC Opens New Underwater Repair Facility in Portland, U.K.

Underwater maintenance specialists UMC International have established a new ship repair location in the Dorset port of Portland capable of offering ship owners a full range of survey and repair services. UMC has already completed approxi- mately

Setting a Course For Stability?

To characterize the business of carrying oil aboard tankers of any size or route as stable — would be foolhardy at best. But as curious as the market's undulations may appear to those on the outside, it is in fact the market's instability that serves as stability.

Castor's Downfall: Hyper-Accelerated Corrosion

Few marine incidents have vexed the collective international marine community as much as the recent situation with the damaged product tanker Castor, a ship, which experienced a near fatal deckplate crack in mid-voyage and then was denied safe

GE Credit Buys 188,500-DWT Tanker For $84.9 Million

The General Electric Credit Corporation (GECC), Stamford, Conn., announced it has acquired through a leveraged lease transaction its 12th tanker, the 188,- 500-dwt B.T. San Diego, from National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.

IHI's New Shaft Generator System Meets Its Design Expectations

Installed on a new 80,700-dwt tanker, the first unit of the SSG (Super-economical Shaft Generator) system developed by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, has demonstrated excellent performance through the ship's official trial runs,

$8.13 Million Conversion Contract Awarded Keppel

Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,

 
 
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