High-torque, low-speed hydraulic motors are being used on many paddlewheel vessels all over the world. This form of propulsion transmission and its benefits would appear to be attractive in other applications also. Hydrostatic drives are by no means
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 February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems has received a contract from Marathon Oil UK, Ltd. for two rig-skidding systems for use on the Brae B platform for the North Brae gas condensate field in the North Sea. Each system consists of two 420- metric-ton and two 210-metric-ton,
As an endorsement of a commercially circumspect approach to double-hull bulk carrier design and construction, UK-based Graig Group has generated a tranche of orders for its cost-competitive Diamond ultra-handymax type. Although a letter of intent signed with China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.
The Technical Section annual meeting of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 1978, in the Grand Salon of the Hotel Meridien, Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec. The theme for the meeting
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
The Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center in Philadelphia has c o n t r a c t e d with the Jacksonville, Fla., naval architectural firm of Norman N. De- Jong & Associates, Inc. for the design of a new series of twinscrew tugs. DeJong specializes in tugboat designs.
Some 500 firms from more than 30 countries will take part in the SMM '82 maritime exhibition and convention to be held next fall at the Hamburg e x h i b i t i on grounds. Scheduled from September 28 through October 2, 1982, the 10th Exhibition Ship,