The 900-ton, heavy-duty floating derrick Tog Mor (shown above) was delivered recently by Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg. Built for Howard Doris Ltd. of Edinburgh, the derrick's hull is 101.4 meters long and 27.4 meters wide (about 332.7 by 89.9 feet).
Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.
In the distance, storm clouds drop their torrent upon the sea as the ship breaks through heavy seas. The number on her bow — 85 — disappears and reappears with each crest of the waves. Suddenly above the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer,
John D. Geary, president, Midland Enterprises, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), at the recent annual meeting of directors of the Association in Washington, D.C. James R.
Compagnia Italiana Transoceanica Di Navigazione S.P.A., Genoa, Italy, and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd., Korea, signed a contract on May 25, 1977, with the approval of the Italian Government authorities early June for the conversion of two bulkers into roll-on/roll-off ships.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
J . Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.'s s u b s i d i a r i e s in Southeast Asia have recently been awarded contracts with values totaling more than $60 million. The following are the major projects which make up approximately $50 million of this total.
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.
Officials of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. have revealed the establishment of a new service linking U.S. Gulf, South Atlantic and Great Lakes ports with Saudi Arabia. Lykes has concluded a connecting carrier agreement with the EAST Line (Euro