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One of three Colvic patrol vessels stationed in
Corfu during the European Union Summit.
Colvic Craft Delivers 12 Of 44 Patrol Vessels To Greek
Colvic Craft PLC, England, de- livered the first 12 vessels of an order for 44 patrol boats for the
At the June European Union (EU)
Summit held in Corfu, three of the new Colvic Craft patrol craft played a key role in the security measures used by the Greek authorities to protect the visiting heads of state who were present for the Summit.
Two of the boats were from Ath- ens and made the trip to Corfu for the conference. The third boat is permanently stationed in Corfu to patrol waters around the island.
The hulls of all the vessels were molded and partly completed by
Colvic Craft in its factory near
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Colchester before being shipped to
Greece for final fitting-out by
Motomarine SA, including the fit- ting-out of German-built MAN die- sel engines.
A 13th vessel was launched at
Motomarine's slipway and is com- mencing sea trials.
Bay Fabrication Lengthens
OSV Ensco Endeavor
Bay Fabrication, Inc. of Panama
City, Fla. delivered the lengthened 146-ft. (44.5-m) Ensco Endeavor to
Ensco Marine Company, Broussard,
The Ensco Endeavor was origi- nally built as a 116-ft. by 26-ft. by 10- ft. (35-m by 8-m by 3-m) utility ves- sel in 1981 by Scully Brothers and was bought by Ensco Marine Com- pany when it acquired Argosy Off- shore Ltd.'s fleet.
Ensco contracted with Bay Fabri- cation to install a 30-ft. midbody, in addition to performing traditional drydock work. Design work was provided by Design Associates, Inc. of New Orleans, La.
The converted vessel features a clear deck length of 98 ft. and can carry 185 long tons of deck cargo.
One Detroit Diesel 8V-71 pump en- gine was installed and equipped with
Twin Disc front and rear clutched
Bay Fabrication has lengthened five vessels for Ensco Marine at its facility:Ensco Cruiser, Ensco Trans- port, Ensco Schooner, Ensco Gal- leon and now the Ensco Endeavor.
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Cutters Become First N.A.
Surface Ships To Reach
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
Cutter Polar Sea and the Canadian
Coast Guard Cutter Louis S. Ste.
Laurent reached the North Pole on
August 22, becoming the first North
American surface ships to reach the
The Polar Sea is a 399-ft. (122-m) icebreaker from Seattle, Wash., and the Ste. Laurent is a 396-ft. (121-m) icebreaker from Halifax, Nova
Scotia. The two ships are taking part in Arctic Ocean Section 1994, a joint U.S./Canada science project.
They are conducting an extensive, multidisciplinary scientific study that began in Nome, Alaska on July 24 and will end in late September in
This expedition is the culmina- tion of four years of joint planning by government agencies in the U.S. and
Canada. Researchers from more than 20 institutions will participate in the studies, which suggest that all aspects of global change may be amplified in the Arctic. Until now, the sparsity of basic shipborne mea- surements of the world's least-stud- ied ocean have made it impossible to understand the processes which drive global climate change.
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