Norway's M/F Nordfjord is reportedly the world's first ferry that fulfills requirements for the "Clean Design" classification. Among the strict demands of clean design are low-level emissions to water and air, as well as a high level of reliability
The largest hopper dredge ever built in the United States — the Stuyvesant — was launched at Avondale S h i p y a r d s recently. The oceangoing dredge is owned by Stuyvesant Dredging Co., a partnership formed by the subsidiaries of Zapata Corp.
The Naval Air Development Center, Warminister, Pa. Chapter of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association recently awarded an honorary membership to Capt. Ralph S. Barnaby, USN (ret.). Captain Barnaby, now 87 years old, has had a long and intimate association
C.T. Shen, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and Thomas W. Burke, president and chief operating officer of American Steamship Company, a subsidiary of GATX Corporation, have announced the election of three executives, Louis E.
The names of the principal officers of Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company, the company that has acquired the assets of Sun Ship, Inc., have been announced. Ned Marandino has been appointed president of Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company. Mr. Marandino was
Ernest S. Ware has been appointed general manager of Sembawang Shipyard Limited, succeeding R.A. Hooker. Mr. Ware is on secondment from Swan Hunter (International) Limited of U.K., which had its management agency agreement with the Yard extended
Chromalloy American Corporation, St. Louis, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Flowers Marine Group, Inc., a privately held barge company, from its founder, J. Russell Flowers, for approximately $15 million. Approximately 70 percent of the purchase price was paid with 400,
Thordon Bearings has supplied its COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for various commercial newbuild and conversion vessels. Known as the company's high performance water lubricated bearing system for blue water operation, COMPAC
An order for a Single Point Mooring terminal, valued at approximately $5 million, has been awarded to IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, by Petrobras, the national oil company of Brazil. To be sited in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil in 338 feet of water,
As the competition increases in the marine design field, more and more engineers, naval architects and design firms are turning to microcomputers to develop a marketing edge. Computer-aided calculations are convenient, consistently accurate and fast.