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,
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the second supply boat of a threeboat contract to the nation of Brazil. The 185-foot Ogum was built for H. Dantas Servicos Maritimos, S.A. of Rio de Janiero for operations off the coast of Brazil,
Harrison G. Rowe has been appointed general manager of the San Francisco Division of Todd Shipyards Corporation, succeeding Angel Garate who has retired after a long Todd career, according to an announcement by Arthur W. Stout Jr., president of Todd.
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
Construction of two new 295 ft. (90 m) hydrographic and oceanographic survey ships for the Royal Navy, under the prime contractorship of Vosper Thornycroft (VT), has taken another step forward with the initial blocks being moved to the berth in
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas, and the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries recently announced an agreement for the construction of two offshore oil drilling rigs at Ingalls facilities in Pascagoula, Miss. Keyes Offshore
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.
A $lS5.4-miIlion contract for c o n s t r u c t i o n of three FFG-7 class guided-missile frigates was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works Corporation, a Congoleum company. The award raises to 16 the. number of the versatile ships currently under contract to the Bath,
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.
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,