Bulk Carrier Horyu Maru Delivered By Hitachi's Ariake Yard

The 132,597-dwt bulk carrier Horyu Maru, which was constructed at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered to her owner, Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd., recently. The ship will be placed in service between Japanese ports and overseas ports in Australia,


Wartsila-Powered Multi-Role Research Ship Delivered By Swan Hunter Shipbuilders

Swan Hunter Shipbuilders of Great Britain has delivered the RRS (Royal Research Ship) James Clark Ross to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The 325-foot-long by 61.8-footbeam vessel is designed as a multirole ship, to be capable of operating safely in Polar waters,

The Navy, MarAd, And RRF Deactivations

With the completion of operations in the Persian Gulf, the ships of the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF), which had supported the lift of material to the operations area, are returning and will need to be deactivated. This deactivation is critically important

Teekay Enters LNG With Tapias Acquisition

Teekay Shipping Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Naviera F. Tapias S.A.. a leading independent owner and operator of LNG carriers and crude oil tankers in Spain. Teekay has also entered into an agreement with the shareholders

Midland Affliated Co. Agrees In Principle To Acquire Federal Barge

Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates and Houston Natural Gas Corporation announced recently that Eastern's wholly owned marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company, has agreed in principle to acquire Federal Barge Lines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural.

Zapata To Acquire Offshore Services Ltd. From Trafalgar House

Zapata Corporation of Houston recently announced that its board of directors and the board of directors of Trafalgar House Limited have approved an agreement for Zapata's U.K. subsidiary, Zapata Off-Shore Services Limited, to acquire Offshore Marine Limited,

SMT: Safe and Cost Effective Mooring

Tandem offloading from a spread moored FPSO is a high-risk operation that involves significant challenges with respect to safety and regularity. Based on extensive operational experience with shuttle tankers, combined with state-of-the art knowledge on mooring systems,


The World's Largest Oil Spill Response Organization On March 24,1989, an oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, causing the biggest oil spill in the history of the United States. While thousands worked to clean up the spill,

Program Outlined For Annual Conference On Marine Coatings

The program for the 18th Annual Marine Coatings Conference has been announced by chairman Ernest W. Skiles, The Carboline Co. The three-day conference, scheduled March 22-24, 1978, at the Del Monte Hyatt House, Monterey, Calif., is sponsored annually by

Grow Group Acquires Napko Coatings Division

—Literature Available Grow Group, Inc. has acquired the Napko Protective Coatings Division of the O'Brien Corporation, according to an announcement by Russell Banks, president and chief executive officer of Grow Group. Napko Corporation, with headquarters in Houston,

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