Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently received a $19,847,786 contract from the Maritime Administration (Mar- Ad) to convert a Governmentowned cargo vessel into a maritime training ship.
Under the contract, the cargo ship Mormactide, which is at present part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF), will be fitted with new quarters, exercise facilities, galley, messrooms, classrooms, a machine shop and maintenance and repair facilities. Her deckhouse will be enlarged to accommodate 800 officers, crew and cadets.
After the conversion, which is expected to take one year, the Mormactide will be utilized by the cadets at the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. The present training ship, the Empire State, will be retired to the NDRF.
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ceremony since April 1986, this event marks the shipyard's return to prominence in new ship construction, in addition to its core ship repair and conversion business. The company's ship repair business, in fact, posted its highest level of activity in Tampa Shipyards' recent history during the fourth
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., was recently awarded two separate conversion contracts. The first contract calls for the design, fabrication and installation of a new stern section for a 110-foot landing craft for U.S. naval operations in the South Atlantic Ocean. The second contract was
is also currently converting the USS Equality State to a MSC crane ship. For free literature detailing the shipbuilding, ship-repairing and conversion services of Tampa Shipyards, C i r c l e 1 0 5 on Reader Service Car
. The factory trawler is able to catch cod and pollock, head and gut the fish, and freeze it in four Sabroe horizontal plate freezers. Under the conversion, Bender installed a fixed kort nozzle and removed wood decks, pipe-racks, bulk mud compressors, and auxiliary diesels. The Mobile yard installed
located from Pascagoula, MS to Houston, TX. Family-owned and operated since 1946, Bollinger is the foremost provider of marine repair and conversion services and a leading provider of new construction services to the energy, commercial and government marine markets specializing in a wide variety
design. Specialized vessel construction has included drilling rigs, barges, naval supply vessels, and dredges. In addition, repair and conversion services are available. Avondale's new floating drydock is 900 feet long, has 220-foot clearance width, and is 78 feet high to the top of the wing
. The Case: With 28 dry docks ranging in capacity from 400 tons to 10,000 tons, Bollinger Shipyards provides a wide variety of dry-dock, repair and conversion services for both shallow and deepwater vessels and rigs. Boasting a long-established reputation of integrity in the shipbuilding industry; its reputation
shipbuilding companies and six other shipyards in Louisiana and Mississippi. For free literature detailing the shipbuilding, ship-repairing and conversion services of the Trinity Marine Group, Circle 18 on Reader Service Car
, direct drive liquid mud pumps and piping systems were installed on each vessel. For free literature detailing the building, repair and conversion services of Eastern Shipyards, Circle 15 on Reader Service Car
State will be assigned to the Ready Reserve Force maintained by the Maritime Administration. For free literature detailing the shipbuilding and conversion services of Tampa Shipyards, Circle 61 on Reader Service Car
Francis Miller, with the special purpose of transporting frozen seafood products. For free literature detailing the building, repairing and conversion services of Homeport Marine Services, Circle 100 on Reader Service Car
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Balmoral Boltless Bend Restrictor Balmoral has extended its bend restric- tor range to include a genuinely boltless restrictor (patent pending). This innovation allows ? tting times to be slashed, offering savings in offshore installation costs. In line with Balmoral’s track record for prod- uct
ployment and retrieval. Its portfolio of ers in the marine, construction, indus- Hawboldt Industries Hawboldt is a designer and manufac- rental equipment includes winches with trial and oil and gas industries. Based turer of custom-built Launch and Recov- a variety of cables, mobile A-frames in in New
Products Imaging SubC Imaging Remote Ocean Systems SIDUS Solutions, LLC ROS is an ISO-9001-2008 certi? ed company with a 28,000 sq. ft. research and manufacturing facility dedicated to producing products. Its product line includes underwater video cameras, lights, rugged pan and tilt positioning
AUV visuals: Swire Seabed’s user interface. Photo: Swire Seabed Norway has announced it will follow the Cooke Isles example of issuing licenses to quali? ed subsea mining companies. Ocean Minerals’ quali? ed offshore process involves low- ering pipe bound to nodule-harvesters on the seabed. Nod- ules
tenance activities, these are effectively hotel boats with a lot term we want to develop the HAUV track and survey buried of redundant time. We have developed HAUV to be able to be cables autonomously. Various pipe tracking technologies are deployed and recovered from these vessels essentially replac-
survey, producing stunning images, as well as point cloud data, says Ward. “The CathX Laser system provides a very high- of both the pipeline and passing marine life (see inset with de- resolution point cloud of the pipeline and adjacent seabed. The tail of the shark’s teeth, taken at 2 knots) using a
fter four years spent developing an autonomous HAUV will return to its dock on completion of the work scope underwater vehicle (AUV)/remotely operated un- and will wait to be recovered at a convenient time. “For ex- derwater vehicle (ROV) hybrid (HAUV) based on ample, if you have engaged a vessel to
Insignts Business The ? rst phase of Virtual Residency will leverage the en- the service sector. Some will respond with incremental change abling technology’s ability to achieve a correspondency ratio and some will respond with transformational propositions. similar to warehouse robotics. This results
at site in ROV mode. All without a vessel. Put simply, it’s a Transformer. Upon arrival at site the vehicle transforms from its AUV form factor to its ROV form factor. This transformation is achieved through hull separation. Once the hull separates the vehicles arms activate and the machine is ready to
Insignts Business long-term residence, many service companies are conducting the availability of vessel operations. We call this concept Vir- MTBF studies in underwater robotics. No matter how good tual Residency and the technology which ful? lls it - Aquanaut. a study is, and how well equipment is
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