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Bayou Black Shipyard, Gibson, La., recently delivered the push boat Delta Christie (shown above) to C.D. Blankenship of New Orleans. The boat is 60 feet long, has a 25-foot beam, and a 9-foot depth midship. The fuel capacity is approximately 16,000 gallons.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard, Copenhagen, recently delivered Yard No. 883 the M/S Baumare — the third of a series of 17 fuelsaving Panamax bulkcarriers of approximately 64,000 dwt on the yard's order list. The M / S Baumare was delivered to the shipping company Baumare Inc.
Europe's fledgling offshore wind power industry has produced an order for an entirely new breed of vessel designed to transport and position wind turbines. U.K.- based engineering firm Mayflower Energy has contracted one such vessel from Shanhaiguan
Gdansk Shiprepair Yard Remontowa has expanded its formidable reputation with the completion of two RoRo to cableship conversions. Located in Poland, the yard took on its premiere job within this niche in December 2000 when it converted the vessel Prerow, followed by Lodbrog in January 2001.
While in the process of converting the S/T Keystone Canyon from 165,000 dwt to 125,000 dwt at the Northwest Marine Iron Works Shipyard in Portland, Ore., BP Oil of Cleveland, Ohio, has also added a complete system of closed gaging cargo monitoring equipment.
The culmination of two years of construction, the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer emerged from the Larose, La., shipyard of North American Shipbuilding as the nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship. Able to break ice three feet thick at a speed of three knots,