High-torque, low-speed hydraulic motors are being used on many paddlewheel vessels all over the world. This form of propulsion transmission and its benefits would appear to be attractive in other applications also. Hydrostatic drives are by no means
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at Walter Reed Army Hospital's Officers' Club to hear a paper by Richard A. Swanek and Alfred L. Dinsenhacher, both of David Taylor NSRDC, and Lt. Michael F.
Avondale Shipyards has announced the appointment of Douglas L. Oehrlein as marketing manager for the main yard located on the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles above New Orleans, La. Avondale Shipyards is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation
The ability of ship repair yards to quickly, efficiently and effectively get ships in and out in the least possible amount of time is cornerstone to their very existence. Southwest Marine in San Diego has recently adopted an advanced, automated floating dry dock control system,
Eleven maritime executives from three countries were elected members of the American Bureau of Shipping at the annual meeting of the Society held in New York City on March 15. This brings to 380 the number of ABS members. The new members are: John Alioto,
Congress discontinues the credit insurance program relied upon by U.S. shipowners for more than 65 years Title XI Credit Insuranee Discontinued When the Conference Report for the Omnibus Spending Bill, which provides funding for the federal government through September 30,
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, in collaboration with Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced the signing of contracts with Sedco, Inc. of Dallas to construct two self-elevating, cantilever beam mobile drilling platforms.
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,
The Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center in Philadelphia has c o n t r a c t e d with the Jacksonville, Fla., naval architectural firm of Norman N. De- Jong & Associates, Inc. for the design of a new series of twinscrew tugs. DeJong specializes in tugboat designs.
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.