Bernard R. Schmidt, a sales engineer in the cathodic protection department of Federated Metals Corporation (a subsidiary of ASARCO Incorporated), has been named chairman of the Metropolitan New York Section of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).
HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy's latest antisubmarine aircraft carrier (above) is pictured after her launch from the Swan Hunter yard on the River Tyne in northeast England recently. The last Invincible-class t h r o u g h - d e ck cruiser to be built,
The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
Applied Semiconductor is a new technology company pioneering the use of non-chip based semiconductor technology that offers Zeta, which is designed to control marine antifouling with no environmental ramifications. Zeta is based in part on NASA technology first used on lunar mission,
Robertshaw Controls Company of Knoxville, Tenn., is offereing free literature describing VC-230/231 actuators that feature a 30-squareinch molded Buna-N diaphragm with nylon reinforcement and deliver dependable on/off or throttling action for control valves.
Preparing their crews on vessels or rigs to deal with emergency medical problems can significantly reduce medical care costs, lost-time injuries and legal problems. In response to requests from a number of clients, MarineSafety International has
Kobelt has introduced another marine control head to their line of die-cast brass propulsion controls. The Model 2545, pneumatic, propulsion control head is fitted with twin levers for a twinengined vessel. Each lever controls both clutch and throttle on one engine.
J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc. of New Orleans, La., has completed tests on a new automatic marine pipeline welding system. McDermott reports the system, under development since 1976, will increase the speed and quality with which large diameter pipe can be welded aboard marine lay barges.
Federico Garcia Lorca, a 377-ft. (115- m) TMV 115 monohull fast ferry, was delivered to its new owners, Balearia Eurolineas Maritimes on June 25 - one week ahead of the contractual date. The vessel will immediately make the short trip to Spain