The 230,000-dwt tanker Amoco Singapore recently completed successful sea trials. Built at the Cadiz shipyard of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., the vessel is the second in a series for Amoco Transport Company from the Gadiz yard. The first of the series,
Raymond M. Burke, group vice president, Drew Chemical Corporation, Parsippany, N.J., has announced the promotion of Walter A. Smith to director, consulting and technical services, Marine Division. In his new position, Mr. Smith will be responsible
Praised by colleagues in the German shipbuilding industry for its efficient, quality operation, Meyer Werft has been in business since 1795 — but has since 1975 been building a completely new shipyard, and most of the plants on-hand today were installed only in the last decade.
When the decision was made to convert Dockwise's Blue Marlin to the world's largest semi-submersible vessel, there were obviously many key considerations, with the re-powering of the new ship topping the list. Wartsila was contracted for the job.
Hapag-Lloyd Shipyard, Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently appointed Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., of New York, exclusive representatives for the U.S. The Hapag-Lloyd shipyard deals primarily with the repair, conversion, and fitting out of vessels of all types.
An automatic synchronization of hoists control (ASH) for dual drives up to 500 horsepower has been developed by Kranco, Inc., of Houston. Designed to increase wire rope life and to provide ease of operation for Major Conference On Oil crane operators,
Currently under construction at Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA's Pietra Ligure shipyard is a TMV 115 high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry for the Spanish ferry operator Balearia Eurolines Maritimes. The contract for this vessel was signed in January 2000 and delivery is expected in May 2001.
Jerry Jones has resigned as president of Ocean Systems to form a new, highly specialized underwater vehicle inspection services company, JERED. Coowner in the new company is Ed Trlica, former vice president of Martech, and recently manager of Solus Ocean Systems' Gulf Coast Division.
Finland's Napa Oy has opened a Representation Office in Kobe, Japan, to strengthen the company's presence in the region. Naoki Mizutani has been appointed manager of the Representation Office in Japan. The company is committed to playing a key role in Southeast Asia,
Tracor Hydronautics recently delivered a Part Task Training Aid Marine Simulator to the Panama Canal Commission. The simulator is now located in Balboa, Republic of Panama. It will be used as part of an overall program in the training of pilots for the Panama Canal in ship handling.