The Chantiers de I'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, recently began cutting steel for the huge cruise liner under construction for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line of Miami. To be named Sovereign of the Seas, at more than 70,000 grt and carrying 2,
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines In an effort to reduce fuel costs, the American marine industry has undergone a renaissance in marine engineering. The last decade has seen the deepsea U.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
James E. Slaughter Jr. has joined Butterworth Tank Cleaning Machines, Inc., Houston, Texas, as sales manager with responsibility for sales in North, Central and South America. In keeping with the current marketing program in place at Butterworth, Mr.
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.
Trans-Tec Services Pte. Ltd. of Singapore recently announced that William D. Aldenderfer joined the company as managing director. He will replace Kevin Bryant. Mr. Aldenderfer comes to TTS from PRI, Hawaii, and before that, Thome Ship Management, Singapore.
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,
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,