Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently announced the signing of three new vessel contracts. Westferry, Inc. of New York has ordered an 85-foot by 20- foot by 4-foot 11-inch all-welded, aluminum, passenger commuter vessel for operation on Great South Bay, Long Island.
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).
Dome East Corporation, 325 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, N.Y. 11801, just completed design, engineering, fabrication and installation of the world's largest derrick enclosure. It is now in use aboard the R / V Deepsea Miner II sailing out of California.
Gulf Oil Corporation has acquired a newly developed oil recovery vessel for its deepwater oil terminal in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Besides requiring a highly effective oil recovery unit, Gulf also required a ship to patrol the waters near Whiddy Island,
Michigan Wheel Gulf Coast, Inc. of Pascagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $898,714 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture of four attack aircraft carrier propellers and an additional propeller for a Navy oiler. The carrier
The industrial equipment division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sykesville, Md., has published new literature on its Fab-Master 450 and 650 constant voltage arc welding systems. These systems are designed for gas metal arc welding (GMAW),
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
The election of Rear Adm. William M. Benkert, USCG (ret.), to be president of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) was announced by Adrian S. Hooper, chairman of the board of AIMS and IOT Corporation. Admiral Benkert will succeed James J.
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will