Electronic Charting

Delta Shipyard Delivers 120-Foot Seismic/Utility Vessel To Shell Oil

Delta Shipyard, a unit of Chromalloy American Corporation, has announced the completion of the M/V Echo, a seismic/utility vessel for Shell Oil Company. Primarily for use in the Gulf of Mexico, the M/V Echo is designed for shallow-water operation with a minimum draft of 5 feet 6 inches.


Hitachi Delivers 508,731-DWT Esso Atlantic —Largest Ship Ever Built In Japan

The 508,731-dwt ultra large crude carrier (ULCC) supertanker Esso Atlantic, the largest ship built in Japan to date, was delivered to her owner, Esso Tankers, Inc. of Liberia, on August 11, 1977, at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Shipyard. Besides being the largest ship ever built in Japan,

Sun Ship Builds Big, Fast Trailership In Record Time

Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., recently delivered the S/S Matsonia, marking the completion of a nine-month trailership construction program that was the fastest in the shipyard's history. The keel for the Matsonia was laid on March 15,

Port Weller Builds Icebreaking Cargo Vessel To Travel Through Ice Up To Two Feet Thick

The M/V Arctic is an unusual ship with a historic role to play in the development of the Canadian Arctic. For the first time in Canada, and quite possibly in the world, an icebreaking cargo vessel has been built to travel through ice up to 2

First Semisubmersible Rig Built On East Coast

The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil-well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the United States was towed from Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard on February 21 to a site below the Chesapeake Bay bridges, where final sections of the drilling derrick were erected.

World's First Naval Exposition Set For Netherlands June '78

A timely exhibition and conference covering the full range of unclassified naval requirements and including the latest in warship design, ship systems and equipment, naval armament and electronics is to take place in Europe, June 6-8, 1978. The

Raytheon Adopts New Warranty Program

Raytheon Marine Company of Manchester, N.H., has announced the adoption of the industry's first two-year warranty covering every product in its marine electronics line. The new limited warranty covers all parts for a period of two years and labor

27 New Members Elected To American Bureau Of Shipping

Twenty-seven maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society held in New York City on September 19. This brings to 406 the number of ABS Members.

Uniden® Offers Three New Electronic Aids

—Literature Available Uniden Company, Indianapolis, Ind., now has three new electronic aids available. The MC35 marine power hailer, the MC400 chart recorder and the MC300 digital depth indicator. The Uniden MC35 marine power hailer is a powerful,

Bay-Houston Towing Announces $10.6-Million Expansion Program

A $10.6-million expansion program by Bay-Houston Towing Company was announced by W.D. Haden II, chairman of the board, as he disclosed the signing of contracts for four new tugs and option on an additional two vessels. One tug, the 4,200-hp Captain W.

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