As part of its strategy to foster business in the high-speed marine transportation sector, Spain's IZAR Group is collaborating with the British technical consultancy Nigel Gee & Associates (NGA) in the development of fast RoPax and RoRo vessel designs.
— L i t e r a t u r e Available The new compact high-performance Wartsila Vasa 8V22 is the latest development of Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22HF engine series. This small, low-weight engine has an output of 1,160-1,400 kw (1,576-1,904 bhp) at 900-1,200 rpm.
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 .
Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea
Harold Malterre has been named vice president and general manager of Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co. of Long Beach, Calif., it was announced by Dave Ballash, president of Dillingham Maritime- Western Division. At the same time Mr. Ballash announced the appointment of John Turner,
Wesley D. Wheeler Associates of New York City has announced that Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. and Peiniger GmbH have formed a joint venture company, NEPECOR, to offer shipowners internal gritblasting and coating facilities at Neorion Shipyard,
Woodward-Clyde Oceaneering has announced the promotions of Dr. Edward Owens to vice president and general manager and Dr. Thomas Whelan III to vice president and chief geochemist. Both Dr. Owens and Dr. Whelan will be located in the Houston office.
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.
Brain Watt Associates, Inc. (BWA) of Houston, Texas, in conjunction with H.O. Mohr & Associates, Inc., Coflexip & Services, Inc., and Noble, Denton & Associates, Inc. has announced the initiation of a joint industry study assessing a tanker-based floating production,
Largest Ever Gastech Exhibition Will Feature New Technologies In Gas Carrier Design And Offshore Terminals —Speakers Include Middle East Producers And U.S. Importers More than 1,000 delegates are now expected to attend Gastech 78 in Monaco on November 7-10, 1978.