A & B Industries
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Dolphin (shown above), a 112- foot by 26-foot by 11-foot, 1,200- horsepower-class u t i l i t y vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) in Pascagoula, Miss.
Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.
The third ship in a new class of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers, the most formidable surface ships of their size now joining the Navy, was commissioned recently at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. An additional ship of the class,
John D. Geary, president, Midland Enterprises, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), at the recent annual meeting of directors of the Association in Washington, D.C. James R.
A group of 41 members of Congress have banded together to form a bipartisan Congressional Shipyard Coalition that will direct its efforts toward the promotion of federal policies which will expand American shipbuilding and repairing. At a news conference, Lindy Boggs (Dem.
Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., has launched the K-2 for Rogers Terminal and Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated. The unit is the hull for a floating grain transfer facility, and measures 330 feet by 75 feet by 15 feet.
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.
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
Installed on a new 80,700-dwt tanker, the first unit of the SSG (Super-economical Shaft Generator) system developed by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, has demonstrated excellent performance through the ship's official trial runs,
Some 500 firms from more than 30 countries will take part in the SMM '82 maritime exhibition and convention to be held next fall at the Hamburg e x h i b i t i on grounds. Scheduled from September 28 through October 2, 1982, the 10th Exhibition Ship,