Christening and blessing cer- emonies for the new, 2,250- horsepower, harbor-assist tugboat Mamo II were recently conducted at Pier 19, Honolulu, Hawaii, by officials of Dillingham Maritime- Pacific Division, Dillingham Corporation's Hawaii maritime company.
Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) will deliver a new generation semi-submersible rig to Maersk Contractors in mid August 2003 - two weeks ahead of schedule. The rig was named Lider in a ceremony that was held at Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC) in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation laid the keel for a 27,340-deadweight- ton containership for Farrell Lines at its Sparrows Point, Baltimore, Md., shipyard on November 9, and for the first time in more than five years began to build a ship on the inclined ways.
Two past chairmen of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) have been honored for their service to the shipyard industry. At a recent AWSC meeting in Houston, John F. McKay and Jack O. Pirozzolo were each presented a mounted brass ship's clock commemorating their service.
Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company licensee, Euroasia Shipyard Company Limited, Hong Kong, has signed a contract with Construction & Marine Services Company (S.A.K.), Kuwait, for construction of a Class 116-C self-elevating mobile offshore jackup drilling unit.
Albacore Research's (ARL) ShipConstructor software was named design software-of-choice under the Second-Tier Shipyard Design Enhancement Program, which was granted funding under the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise initiative.
Paul A. Taubler has been elected a vice president of Ocean Technology, Inc. of Milford, Del., the parent firm of Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Co. Mr. Taubler joined the engineering department of Delaware Marine in 1975 as a draftsman and became chief of engineering in 1978.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company of San Diego (NASSCO) has announced that a contract option for approximately $14 million has been exercised by the U.S. Navy for the regular overhaul of the tank landing ship USS Bristol County (LST- 1198).
Name Tempera Type Double Acting Tanker (DAT) Owner Fortum Built Sumitomo Heavy Ind. Kvaerner Masa-Yards is well renowned for its ship and ship's equipment ice breaking technology. Upon visiting Finland on a recent excursion and enjoying winter in November, it's easy to see why.
Tenn-Tom Towing, Inc., 25 North Section Street, Fairhope, Ala., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two steel oil barges and two oil screw towboats. The vessels will be operated in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway