Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA won an approximate $57 million contract to build seven 148-ft. (45-rn) double- ended Catamarans (type HC 18) and three 92-ft. (28-m) Catamarans (type MC 25) from Barcas S.A. in 16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The contract was signed on May 4.
The Apollo One, first oceangoing hazardous waste incinerator ship designed and built in the U.S., was launched at the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company's Yard No. 3 in Tacoma, Wash., recently. The $37- million vessel and a sister ship, the Apollo Two,
13th Ship, Machinery & Marine Technology International Trade Fair Hamburg, West Germany, September 27-October 1 Today, more than ever before, the international shipping and shipbuilding industries are undergoing unprecedented change and evolution.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, recently announced the following appointments: Ralph A. Vaccaro Jr. has been named contracts manager and will be responsible, on a worldwide basis, for the administration, negotiation and finalization of all c o n t r a c t s .
Lufkin Industries, Inc. has named John Finney to be Eastern regional manager of Lufkin's 'Gear Division. The Eastern region includes the Pittsburgh office, where Mr. Finney is located, and the Baltimore, Cleveland, and New York offices. Previously, Mr.
Edward A. Wardwell, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Oceaneering International, Houston, has been elected as the new chairman of the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA). He served as NOIA's
Butterworth Tank Cleaning Machines, Inc. of Houston, Texas, is offering free color literature on Types "K" and "Super K" tank cleaning machines that are marketed by the company. Available for both sale and rental on a worldwide basis, Butterworth tank
Two of Europe's important and w e l l - k n o w n repair yards have merged recently. Mercantile Marine Engineering and Graving Docks Company N.V., and Beliard Murdoch S.A., both of Antwerp, have consolidated into one company. Mercantile-Beliard
Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. announced that a branch office in Houston, Texas, has been opened for its Offshore Sy°+ems & Services organization. Named as manager of the new office at North Belt Place Three, 340 North Belt East, is James E. Lucas.
A joint venture called Arctic Dredging and Construction (ADCON) has recently been formed to engage in large-scale offshore construction projects required for development of oil resources in the Beaufort Sea. The new organization brings together the experience,