The first of the U.S. Navy's new class of fast supply ships, the USNS Capella, was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chester, Pa. U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (RPA), was the keynote speaker; his wife, Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Specter,
Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis, Mass., has received a new 300-passenger, highspeed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the Cape Cod tourism company,
Joseph A. Farrell III has been selected as the next president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), the national trade association for the U.S. barge and towing industry. Mr. Farrell comes to AWO from Pullman Power Products Corporation, where he served as senior vice president.
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston recently announced its new GranGulf® Class semisubmersible drilling unit that is rated to drill in water depths up to 3,000 feet and can carry a deck load of 4,000 tons. As the leading U.S. producer of offshore drilling units,
Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel engine specialist headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., has been appointed a distributor for the Alco Power Boss line of large diesels ranging from 675 to 4,500 bhp, according to Peter M. Johnson, J & T executive vice president.
The Rhine-Schelde-Verolme Group of The Netherlands has announced that with the reorganization of Group activities there will be a change in the representation in the United States previously carried out by Rhine- Schelde-Verolme (North Ameri- Cci)
Steve Stonebreaker has resigned for health reasons as president of Halter Marine, Inc., and Jack P. Edwards has been named to succeed him. The announcement was made by W. Ray Wallace, president and CEO of Trinity Industries, Inc., which owns the New Orleans-based shipbuilding company.
United Ropeworks (U.S.A.), Inc., Montgomeryville, Pa., is offering a free color four-page brochure on its Phillystran Polyester ropes. United Ropeworks (U.S.A.), Inc., offers ropes manufactured from large filament, high performance Trevira polyester fiber.
Major cost and time savings in naval ship construction are estimated from a newly developed insulation being applied to FFG-7 Class guided-missile frigates under construction at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, a Congoleum company. The new insulation,