John (Jack) J. McCarthy has been named to the newly created position of director of sales at Waukesha Engine Division, Dresser Industries Inc. In this position, he is responsible for all the division's product sales, including construction and industrial OEM,
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
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
To complete its parts and service reorganization, the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries has opened a new Central Parts Distribution Center in Indianapolis, Ind. This new facility (shown) replaces the division's former central warehouse at its Beloit, Wise.
Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after
Construction started recently at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division, Portland, Ore., on a 400-foot-long deck cargo barge for Zidell Explorations, Inc. Delivery of the barge is scheduled for December. The largest new barge ever built for Zidell,
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.
The Cunard Shipping Group recently announced that an agreement has been reached to purchase Norwegian American Cruises, a subsidiary of Lief Hoegh of Norway, for $73 million. The agreement includes two luxurious cruise ships, the Sagaf j o rd and Vistafjord.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,
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