Underwater maintenance specialists UMC International have established a new ship repair location in the Dorset port of Portland capable of offering ship owners a full range of survey and repair services. UMC has already completed approxi- mately
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
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.
Blohm + Voss GmbH in Hamburg, which has built ships of all variety, shape and size for more than 125 years, has a tradition building megayachts since the mid-1980s. The latest project from its burgeoning stable is the M-147. a 482-ft. (147-m) long luxury yacht,
J . Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.'s s u b s i d i a r i e s in Southeast Asia have recently been awarded contracts with values totaling more than $60 million. The following are the major projects which make up approximately $50 million of this total.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
A 262 ft. (80-m) containership from Antwerp had an unfortunate collision in Boston, Mass. with some rocks and ended up with a large number of tears, ranging from one to seven meters, to its flat bottom. Hydrex was called in to propose solutions for the major repair.
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,
Archibald (Archie) Irvine has been named general manager and chief surveyor for AMT Panama, S.A. Mr. Irvine, a resident of Panama for the past 30 years, has been working as an engineer and manager of operations for major local and international corporations.
Officials of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. have revealed the establishment of a new service linking U.S. Gulf, South Atlantic and Great Lakes ports with Saudi Arabia. Lykes has concluded a connecting carrier agreement with the EAST Line (Euro