Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has appointed Vincent Cannaliato Jr. chairperson, and Thomas J. Smith a member of the Advisory Board to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Mr. Cannaliato, vice president, corporate finance department, Kidder, Peabody & Co.
L.C. Ackerman, Charles H. Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
The Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition & Conference (SMM '94) — scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Hamburg—is a leading international show which will attract an estimated 32,000 vistitors from 49 countries. The exhibits portion
Trinity Industries, Inc., has strengthened its ship repair and conversion capabilities in Beaumont, Texas, with the acquisition of a 579- foot, 15,000-ton lifting capacity floating drydock. "With this large, heavy lift drydock, we can accommodate
The Penn Central Corporation's Marathon Manufacturing Company has signed $326 million in contracts with the Rowan Companies, Inc. for the construction of eight offshore oil and gas mobile drilling rigs. Marathon's marine construction order backlog now totals 43 rigs,
Rrupp International, Inc., 350 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford, N.Y. 10523, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fried. Krupp GmbH of Essen, Germany, has announced that it assisted Krupp Kranbau Wilhelmshaven, the crane division of Fried. Krupp GmbH, in
The collapse of a giant, brand new gantry crane which killed 36 people in a Shanghai shipyard may have been caused by loose steel ropes, state media and an engineer at the crane's designer said in published reports. At press time, Chinese authorities
United States Cruises, Inc. (USCI) of Seattle has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction and conversion of the SS United States from a trans-Atlantic liner to a luxury cruise ship.
Trinity Industries, Inc., subsidiary Halter Marine, Inc., was recently awarded a $31.2 million contract by the U.S. Army to build two, 273-foot logistics support vessels (LSV) for use by the Philippines Navy. The contract also includes an option