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
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
Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat
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.
The ore carrier, Kamora, was recently launched at the Benoi Road facility of Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singmarine Industries Limited. The contract, worth about $5.4 million, was awarded by Freeport Indonesia, Inc.
Rear Adm. Anthony F. Fugaro has been appointed senior vice president of The Great Lakes Towing Company in Cleveland, Ohio, it was announced by Charles R. Khoury, chairman and chief executive officer of The Great Lakes Towing Company. Admiral Fugaro
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)
Sperry has joined with Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., to offer the marine industry a total ship management capability. Sperry recently introduced a ruggedized version of its Personal Computer to augment its -line of
The Council of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has agreed to develop classification requirements that would augment the surveillance by the societies of items which recent investigations h^ve revealed to be potential sources of hazard or pollution.
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.