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Blohm + Voss performed one of the more innovative jobs of the year, winning an order to convert three Sea- Land ships.

The contract entailed shortening each containership by three midship sections from 950 ft. (289.5 m) to 856 ft. (261 m) — and giving each a new bow structure to improve streamlining. The Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Institute (HSVA) was involved in the hydrodynamic calculations and in the planning of the experimental work. The two and a half year old Stena Concertina was in Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp.'s (Norshipco) Titan drydock for blasting and coating; tailshaft and rudder clearance inspections; valve, pump and generator repairs; and other planned maintenance and inspections. The vessel is a technologically advanced double-hull oil tanker from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

The Overseas Ohio had a head-on collision with an iceberg off of Alaska. The ship was carrying salt water as ballast at the time of the accident. Part of the $1 million repair work included replacement of the rudder bearings, for which Orkot was chosen.

Before & After: The transport vessel Super Se vant 1 (pictured above) underwent a conversh at Rotterdam's YVCBoln es Dockyard^ becomii the D.P. Fall Pipe stonedumping vessel Tidewc Rollingstone.

Ship Repair History

A Stitch In Time... Metal Stitching Technology Helps To Cut Costs, Keeps Vessels Sailing
Ailsa-Perth: from sunset to sunrise
ASRY Improves Performance In 1993
Avondale Repairs Holland America's Noordam
Bender Shipbuilding And ENSCO Drilling Christen Drilling Barge
Boxship Business Booming
Business Is Brisk
Consolidation Of Resources
Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics, Inc.
Dutch Builders Enjoy Influx Of International Orders
FRATELLI ORLANDO . . . . . . Resurgence of shipbuilding in Livorno
Getting To Where The Gouges Reside
Heightened Environmental Pressures, Rising Freight Rates Buoy Ship Repair Industry Announces New Contracts
Kepphil Shipyard Delivers First Of Two Tankers
Klattenberg Marine Agency Helps Link Shipowners With Spare Parts, Yards
Lisnave Reports Upbeat Quarter; Discusses Future Plans
Orkot Helps Repair Iceberg Damage To Tanker, Overseas Okie
Practical Guide to the Year 2000 Problem
PSY Director Warns Against Lifting Alaska Oil Ban
Qualify, Quantity Issues Abound
Quality, Diversity Drive Atlantic Marine Holding Co.'s Success
Shipbuilding in South Korea… Expansion Continues
SPD Technologies Rolls With The Changes, Targets Civilian Specialty Market
Sperry Marine
TBT ban threatens yard business
Tracor Signs Agreement To Sell Division To SIMCO
Transfer Of Ownership Of Florida Yard Results In Expanded Services
Trinity Signs Contract for Four Tank Barges; Refurbishes Passenger Boat
Viking Sun job welcomed in Malta
Welding Technique Helps Navy Save Millions
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