A keel-laying ceremony recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., marked the start of construction of the Chesapeake Trader—the first in a series of 44,000-dwt petroleum product carriers being: built for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc.
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.
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
Service Machine Group, Inc., a Terramar company headquartered in Morgan City, La. in cooperation with Design Associates, Inc., of New Orleans, has developed plans to produce a 205-foot diving support vessel (the DSV 205). Service Machine president
Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc. has approved a new vessel construction program for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. This is the company's third such program since its inception five years ago — the first two were seven and six vessel programs, respectively.
A number of factors, including instability in world oil markets at times, the return of bitter cold winters to the energy-hungry U.S. Northeast, and advances in the collection. transportation and cost-effective delivery of (primarily LNG) gas, have conspired to make this the decade of gas,
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)
N e w L i t e r a t u r e Describes T h o r d o n Shaft Bearings For D i r t y W a t e r O p e r a t i on
Thomson-Gordon Limited, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, a leading manufacturer of marine propeller shaft and rudder bearings, has developed an experimental bearing designed for extremely abrasive service conditions. Probably the most severe test for
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered two 75-foot by 28-foot by 12.5- foot steel coastal tugboats to Apex Oil Company of St. Louis, Mo. The tugboats, the Sioux, and the Mava (shown above), are powered by twin Detroit Diesel 16V-149TA engines rated at 2,200 hp.
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.