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Alco Power Southwest Headquarters In New And Larger Houston Location

E.H. Glascock, vice president, marketing and sales, Alco Power Inc., Auburn, N.Y., has announced that its Southwestern Regional Headquarters has been located in a larger, more modern facility. This new location is 3572 East T.C. Jester, P.O. Box 10895, Houston, Texas 77018.

 

Hydrostatic Drives Propel Many New 'Old-Time' Paddlewheelers

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

An Artistic Interpretation

In the distance, storm clouds drop their torrent upon the sea as the ship breaks through heavy seas. The number on her bow — 85 — disappears and reappears with each crest of the waves. Suddenly above the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer,

Halter Delivers Two Crewboats For Offshore Service In California

Two identical 101-foot aluminum crewboats, the Shawn (shown above) and Craig built by Halter Marine, Inc. for J.P.M. Ltd. of Ventura, Calif., are now serving Union 76 rigs in the Pacific off southern California. The boats were purchased recently from

American Aero To Build New Facility That Will Double Current Capacity

American Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, will more than double its current production capacity by building a new manufacturing plant, warehouse, and office complex in northwest Houston. The AAI plant proposal, more than a year in the planning stages,

CCL Shipcare Limited New Marine Service

An entirely new marine servicing company which will operate on a worldwide basis is CCL Shipcare Limited of Winchester, Hampshire, England. CCL Shipcare, which was recently formed out of the established Continental Combustions Limited, is a subsidiary of the Petrocon Group,

Savannah Shipyard Reports Passing Of David H. Green

The passing of David H. Green, president of Savannah Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga., was reported recently by Robert F. Sherman, chairman of the board of the company. Mr. Green joined Savannah Shipyard in April 1974 and was promoted to president on January 1, 1979.

DeJong & Associates To Design New Tug Series For Corps Of Engineers

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.

Grain Transfer Facility Hull Launched At Bergeron Yard

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.

Castor's Downfall: Hyper-Accelerated Corrosion

Few marine incidents have vexed the collective international marine community as much as the recent situation with the damaged product tanker Castor, a ship, which experienced a near fatal deckplate crack in mid-voyage and then was denied safe

 
 
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