A special double ceremony was recently held at what was formerly called the Port Allen River Plant in Baton Rouge, La., commemorating the renaming of the facility and the christening of its new floating drydock. Renamed the HBM River Plant, Inc.
Lt. Col John U.D. Page Newark Bay, owned and operated by Maersk Line Ltd, for Military Sealift Command (MSC), was renamed MV Lt. Col. John U.D. Page during a ceremony at NORSHIPCO on February 21, 2001. Brad Sauer, president of Maersk Line, Ltd.
According to Boud van Rompay, executive director of Hydrex, "This new development will change the face of underwater repair work, as it provides a fast, yet top quality means to carry out such major jobs as thruster replacement and repairs." Rompay
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
The Singapore shipyard of Pan- United Shipping Pte Ltd., has secured its first major construction contract this year to build a 12,400- dwt clean product tanker. The contract was awarded by local tanker owner and operator, Petroships Pte Ltd. The clean product tanker,
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.
ASRY's services were high in demand last year, as the yard reported a satisfactory performance for 1999, following the record volume of repairs seen in 1998. A total of 114 vessels underwent repair work at ASRY — ranging from ULCCs to offshore
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers gathered recently at the Harbor House to hear a paper by D.W. Czimmek and L.W. Sandor titled, "Economic and Technical Feasibility of Copper-Nickel Sheathing of Ship Hulls.
After evaluating several alternatives, Celebrity Cruises has decided to drydock its innovative gas turbine propelled ship, Millennium, this November to perform work on the vessel's stern hull design. Newport News Shipbuilding has reportedly won the contract, as announced at www.
The paint department at Pascagoula, Miss.-based Ingalls Shipbuilding has developed an innovative method of accomplishing business in surface preparation and painting process — saving the U.S. Navy on ship upkeep and maintenance. The main premise