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,
E.H. Glascock, vice president, marketing and sales, Alco Power Inc., Auburn, N.Y., has announced that its Southwestern Regional Headquarters has been located in a larger, more modern facility. This new location is 3572 East T.C. Jester, P.O. Box 10895, Houston, Texas 77018.
The Peleliu (LHA-5), fifth and last ship in a series of general-purpose, amphibious assault vessels designed and built for the U.S. Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, officially joined the fleet during May 3 commissioning ceremonies at the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
The 900-ton, heavy-duty floating derrick Tog Mor (shown above) was delivered recently by Blohm + Voss AG, Hamburg. Built for Howard Doris Ltd. of Edinburgh, the derrick's hull is 101.4 meters long and 27.4 meters wide (about 332.7 by 89.9 feet).
The Technical Section annual meeting of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 1978, in the Grand Salon of the Hotel Meridien, Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec. The theme for the meeting
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
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,
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
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.