George E. Ponton has been appointed Marine Sales Manager for the IMO Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., of Transamerica Delaval Inc., it was announced recently by Christopher W. Smith, marketing manager. Mr. Ponton comes to IMO Pump Division from Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc.
Elmer W. Curfman has been named superintendent of the marine department of The Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia, West Point, Va. 23181, succeeding the late Milton A. Paul. The announcement was made by Thomas G. Harris, vice president- woodlands of the corporation.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Dolphin (shown above), a 112- foot by 26-foot by 11-foot, 1,200- horsepower-class u t i l i t y vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) in Pascagoula, Miss.
Bollinger recently gave new life to an old boat, the 150-ft. Guardian, originally named Gale B., which was built by Southern Shipyard in 1963. It was owned by Midland Enterprises and was part of a tug/barge unit with the hopper barge Martha B.
A new non-slip coating, proven in use by the U.S. Navy, is now available as original safety equipment for new or existing ships and offshore rigs, regardless of age. The safety coating is manufactured and marketed by American Abrasive Metals Co.
Of highest interest in the marine field today is the design and construction of many specialized ships that carry cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Major shipyards in the U.S. and other countries are engaged in building these giant carriers.
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, in collaboration with Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced the signing of contracts with Sedco, Inc. of Dallas to construct two self-elevating, cantilever beam mobile drilling platforms.
Archibald (Archie) Irvine has been named general manager and chief surveyor for AMT Panama, S.A. Mr. Irvine, a resident of Panama for the past 30 years, has been working as an engineer and manager of operations for major local and international corporations.
An entirely new marine servicing company which will operate on a worldwide basis is CCL Shipcare Limited of Winchester, Hampshire, England. CCL Shipcare, which was recently formed out of the established Continental Combustions Limited, is a subsidiary of the Petrocon Group,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS), Singapore, recently announced it has signed a contract to construct a drillship for Global Marine Drilling Company of USA. The vessel will be built in Singapore and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 1983.