Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to
NKK (Nippon Kokan) has delivered a 1 6 , 5 0 0 - d w t chemical product carrier, the M/ T Essi Gina, to BJ. Ruud Pedersen A/S, a major Norwegian shipowner. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager, said the ship was constructed at NKK's Tsu Works,
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.
A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, initiated construction of the second of three 37,500-dwt product carriers being built for Union Oil Company of California. E.P. Barnett, vice president,
The Spring Meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held May 17 at the Quality Inn Riverview in Covington, Ky. The theme of this meeting will be oriented to "Rivers," and
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that a shipyard is responsible under products liability for poor construction. In the instant case, the shipyard contracted to enlarge a container ship by fabricating and inserting a new mid-body.
Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean
A full-color brochure is available describing the facilities and services of Port Houston Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas. Port Houston Marine, Inc. is located at the turning basin of Houston Ship Channel, and has a berth for vessels up to 600 feet long and 2 0 - f o o t d r a f t .
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. has added a 220 class offshore supply vessel (OSV) to the company's continually growing series of OSV's that provide cargo capacities of much larger vessels while lowering operating costs. Scott Theriot, executive vice president,
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