Since opening in 1869, enlargement of the cross section of the Suez Canal has been carried out at frequent intervals such that the original cross section of 300 square meters for ships of up to 6.7 meters draft has increased to 1,800 square meters
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.
Crowley Maritime's Red & White Fleet recently took delivery of a new 86-foot catamaran intended for passenger service between San Francisco and San Pablo Bay. The 400-passenger commuter vessel Dolphin was christened at the fitting-out yard of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc., Freeland, Wash., is building a 30-meter (99-foot), 25- knot catamaran for operation by Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc., that will provide luxury passenger accommodations for 49 people in 25 staterooms. The catamaran,
All of Singapore's major shipyards will participate in the Marintec Asia 79 Exhibition in Singapore, June 11-15, 1979. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with four separate but interrelated seminars, with the common theme of marine transportation.
Established in 1982 to provide shipping agency and other marine services to vessels calling at the Port of Singapore, Richfield Marine Agencies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has grown rapidly, and today is agent for more than 20 shipowners and operators all over the world,
N.V. Parry, senior vice president of Santa Fe Drilling Co., Orange, Calif., has been named general operations manager with responsibilities for all of the company's drilling rigs in this country and abroad. In other organizational changes announced by president G.
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
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.
As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,