Mobile Marine Ltd. of Corradino Heights, Malta, recently unveiled a new design of general- purpose workboat suitable for a wide range of duties. Known as the Mobile-165 (the designation being derived from the craft's 16.5-meter overall length (about 54 feet),
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. of Tokyo recently conducted a seminar and a reception at The Nippon Club in New York City to introduce to the American market its newly developed UE-LA Series of extralong- stroke marine diesel engines. Attendees
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.
— L i t e r a t u r e Available The new compact high-performance Wartsila Vasa 8V22 is the latest development of Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22HF engine series. This small, low-weight engine has an output of 1,160-1,400 kw (1,576-1,904 bhp) at 900-1,200 rpm.
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,
Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.
Hoffert Marine Inc. will handle Johnston Vertical Pumps on the East and Gulf Coasts, and has added a repair facility for the Johnston Deepwell Pump at their Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters. Paul E. Hoffert, president of the Jacksonville-based firm,
The Forney Engineering Company, Carrollton, Texas, is offering a free, full-color brochure on their new AFS-1000 control system. The three-hole binder publication offers several color photographs of the AFS-1000 and its components, along with clear, concise explanatory text.
A new six-page four-color illustrated brochure titled "Treasure Islands" is now available from Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company, the leading designer and manufacturer of mobile selfelevating, offshore drilling rigs. The brochure gives specifications of
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.