Delivery of a new 14,000-tonlifting- capacity drydock, built for Todd Shipyards Corporation, New York, N.Y., by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Company, Mobile, Ala., was made recently during ceremonies at the builder's facility to Todd president Hans K.
In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
Two identical 101-foot aluminum crewboats, the Shawn (shown above) and Craig built by Halter Marine, Inc. for J.P.M. Ltd. of Ventura, Calif., are now serving Union 76 rigs in the Pacific off southern California. The boats were purchased recently from
The Peleliu (LHA-5), fifth and last ship in a series of general-purpose, amphibious assault vessels designed and built for the U.S. Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, officially joined the fleet during May 3 commissioning ceremonies at the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co.
Sun Company, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, Pa. 19087, has announced that William B. Maling, president of a subsidiary, has been named vice president, business analysis, for the parent. Mr. Maling has been president and a director of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.
Archibald (Archie) Irvine has been named general manager and chief surveyor for AMT Panama, S.A. Mr. Irvine, a resident of Panama for the past 30 years, has been working as an engineer and manager of operations for major local and international corporations.
Construction of two new 295 ft. (90 m) hydrographic and oceanographic survey ships for the Royal Navy, under the prime contractorship of Vosper Thornycroft (VT), has taken another step forward with the initial blocks being moved to the berth in
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
J . Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.'s s u b s i d i a r i e s in Southeast Asia have recently been awarded contracts with values totaling more than $60 million. The following are the major projects which make up approximately $50 million of this total.