from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A practice-ship; a ship for the instruction of cadets; a vessel employed for teaching the rudiments of sea-manship, navigation, gunnery, and marine engineering.
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HARRIS: And if the waves are rough enough, crews could even have to stop collecting oil with the drill-ship Enterprise, which right now is gathering more than half of the oil that's being salvaged from the damaged well.
Respondents are bringing a drill-ship carrying the new blow-out preventer over the site of the well, Adm. Allen said; concurrently, they are flushing any "extraneous materials" out of the sealing cap and filling it with seawater to better understand pressure variations at the well.
NEW YORK MarketWatch - Transocean Ltd. shares fell Tuesday on a plan by the drill-ship operator to issue about $1.3 billion of stock, while the energy sector added to gains from the previous session.
The containment cap that BP clamped over the leak earlier this week was siphoning oil to a waiting drill-ship at a faster rate than initially estimated, U.S.
Other FOGL prospects which have been surveyed, Loligo, Nimrod, and Endeavour all lie in water depths greater than 1,000 meters and are best suited to being drilled by a dynamically positioned drill-ship or semi-submersible.
"Expect new drill-ship contracts over the next two quarters to be positive catalysts," Dur said in a note today.