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.
—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which
Sheldon Shapiro has been appointed manager-bulk services of Federal Barge Lines by Pott Industries Inc., it was announced by Thomas F. Maloney, senior vice president-sales of Federal Barge Lines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pott Industries. Pott
Promet Pte. Ltd., one of the largest international engineering contracting companies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, recently launched the self-propelled, jackup type well service barge Carl Fleming at its shipyard in Jurong, Singapore. Christening of the barge was performed by Mrs.
Zesco Inc. of Houston has been named factory representative for Camar Corporation's Inert Gas Systems Division. Zesco president J.D. Vacek, vice president Cy Turner, and head engineer Brown Milstead met with Camar Corporation president and general manager James A.
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.
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.
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,
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.
The appointment of John E. Savage as general manager of port sales to succeed Hendryk S. Weeks who has retired, it was announced recently by Anthony J. Tozzoli, director of the Port Department of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr.