First Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Built On U.S. East Coast Christened At Bethlehem Steel's Baltimore, Md. Shipyard
The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the U.S., was christened on December 10, 1973, at Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard, '.Baltimore, Md. It was delivered to Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company of New Orleans, La.
Seacoast Electronics supplied an integrated electronics package to Halter Marine for the Foss Delta Mariner rocket booster transport ship. Seacoast was chosen by both Halter and Foss to provide a complete package encompassing systems design, communication and navigation electronics,
There is a growing interest throughout the industry lately in a new navigation system, the VIEWNAV™ System which can increase the number of days a vessel is able to operate each year. It also facilitates safe navigation in crowded harbors and waterways,
According to William H. Bevan, president of Marine Technologies and Brokerage Corp., the S.S. United States will shortly begin removals in preparation for its movement to the shipyard for a complete retrofit. The vessel will undergo a massive rip-out and rebuild,
The State of Alaska will solicit formal bids on the stretchout and modification project on the M/V Matanuska in the near future. The Matanuska is a ferry owned and operated by the State of Alaska. It is 356 feet long, to be lengthened with the addition of a new midbody to 408 feet.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently introduced an advanced bridge operation support system called Super Bridge, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically navigate ships and prevent collisions as well as strandings and groundings.
Two desktop computer navigation and shiphandling simulators were recently delivered to the Headquarters, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va., by Engineering Computer Optecnomics, Inc. (ECO), Annapolis, Md. The Captains I desktop simulators will enhance the training of U.