To great fanfare, Inigo Tapias, the new 138,000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was launched on January 29 by IZAR's Sestao yard in Bilbao. The ship — standing in testament to the 1.213 workers at Sestao who physically made the ship a
The Gulf Section of The Society of Nava' Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) held its fall meeting at the Biloxi Hilton in Biloxi, Miss. Two informative and interesting papers were presented. John F. Robbins II of Ingalls Shipbuilding presented
—Literature Available The Paul Lindenau shipyard in Kiel, West Germany, recently installed a modern highcapacity firefighting system aboard the offshore supply vessel Kaubturm, owned by VIG Offshore of Bremen, in the record time of only 12 days.
Mobile Marine Ltd. of Corradino Heights, Malta, recently unveiled a new design of general- purpose workboat suitable for a wide range of duties. Known as the Mobile-165 (the designation being derived from the craft's 16.5-meter overall length (about 54 feet),
Butterworth Systems Inc., a world leader in providing marine and food processing industries with specialized equipment for tank cleaning, underwater hull cleaning and oil/water separation, has relocated its corporate and sales offices to a modern
Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.
Costa Crociere's impressive new Costa Atlantica gives first form to the so-called Panamax-Max generation from Kvaerner Masa-Yards, embodying the 8000-class design concept developed in conjunction with the Italian operator and its parent Carnival group.
The Maritime Administration has received applications from four wholly owned subsidiaries of Tenneco Inc., P.O. Box 2511, Tenneco Building, 1010 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77001, for Title XI guarantees of obligations. The companies — Shipping Ventures, Inc.
Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, has received orders to build two 3,000-ton multipurpose freighters for two shipping companies in Leer. The vessels are of a new ship-type developed by the Seebeck shipyard in conjunction with their clients.
Petrocon Marine and Industrial Chemical Corp. has announced the initiation of a complete fuel oil laboratory analysis service. The service is available through the company's offices and laboratories in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Piraeus, Greece. During the past 14 months,