The 67-foot patrol boat Santa Cruz de la Sierra (shown above) was christened at a recent ceremony held at the Hope/Progressive shipyard in Houma, La. The new vessel, ordered by the Naval Forces of the Republic of Bolivia, was built under contract with Napco International Inc.
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.
Walter Kidde, Division of Kidde, Inc., Wake Forest, N.C., has published a 12-page brochure on Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems. On opening the brochure, one reads: "Who Said 'Water is Cheap'? Try it on Computer Room Fires!" It is then explained
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,