Bethlehem Begins Construction On 265,000-Dwt Tanker —Largest Vessel Built In The United States

Construction of the largest ship ever built in the United States started on January 23 as Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Shipyard laid the first keel plate for a 265,000-dwt supertanker. The vessel, the first of five under contract at the yard,


Safe Boats Wins 700- Boat, $145-M Contract

The Coast Guard will purchase up to 700 new Defender Class Response Boats from SAFE Boats International of Port Orchard, Wash. The new Defender Class boats, which will be used in homeland security missions, will replace nearly 300 non-standard

LNG Docking Facility Contract Awarded To Raymond International

Henry F. LeMieux, president and chairman of Raymond International, Inc., 2801 South Post Oak Road, Houston, Texas 77027, has announced that Raymond Technical F a c i l i t i e s Inc. (Ray- Tech) , a wholly owned subsidiary, has received a contract

McDermott Scotland Gets $92-Million Contract From Marathon Oil U.K.

McDermott Scotland, a division of McDermott International, Inc., has been awarded a contract for fabrication of a jacket, the base of an offshore platform, by Marathon Oil U.K. Limited. The contract, in excess of 40 million pounds s t e r l i n g (approximately $92 million),

McDermott Scotland Gets $ 8 5 + Million Order For Offshore Jacket & Modules

McDermott International, Inc. of New Orleans recently announced that its McDermott Scotland unit has received a telex of intent from Marathon Oil, U.K., Ltd. for a contract valued at more than $85 million to fabricate an 18,000-metricton offshore platform jacket and two 4,

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