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,
Alfred C. Bruggemann, outgoing president of the New York and New Jersey Dry Dock Association, has announced the election of Robert L. Massa as president for the new term. Mr. Massa was born and educated on Staten Island, N.Y., and attended Wagner College and Rutgers University.
Walter Thorsen, Inc., New York, has announced its appointment as exclusive United States representative for drydockings and repairs for Eleusis Shipyards, S.A., Greece. Eleusis Shipyards, S.A., a completely private enterprise established in 1969,
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings
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
The Navy has awarded a total of $402.5 million in contracts for eight guided-missile frigates (FFGs) to Todd Shipyards Corp. and Bath Iron Works Corp. These are the second FFG production contracts awarded to each of these firms. Todd Shipyards received a $251.
Colonial Williamsburg, Va., is the site for the December 12-14, 1984 meeting of the ASTM Committee F- 25 on Shipbuilding. The committee's 10 technical standards writing subcommittees, ranging from standards for marine paints and coatings to outfitting,
Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,