George U. Curry, president of Henschel Corporation, a unit of General Signal, Newburyport, Mass., has announced the promotion of John R. Carter to vice president—advanced programs. Mr. Carter has held a succession of engineering positions at Henschel since 1960.
The 57,000-dwt Exxon Baytown was christened in recent ceremonies at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. near New Orleans. The crude oil carrier was built for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston, and will transport cargoes between U.S. West and East Coast ports and will also trade in the Caribbean area.
In 1932, after rusting in a public park for more than two decades, the USS Holland was cut up for scrap, a sad and ignoble end for the vessel hailed as the first modern submarine. Beyond sentiment, however, the Holland's unseemly demise was a historical tragedy.
Hyde Products, Inc., designers and manufacturers of ship's deck machinery, steering systems, oil spill recovery equipment and other marine and industrial equipment, recently announced the appointment of two new vice presidents at its Cleveland headquarters.
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which
A new report from international shipping consultants, Westinform, suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair,
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Victoria, B.C., Canada, was recently awarded a $38-million contract for the conversion and modifications to two more B.C. ferries. The work is similar to but more extensive than that done earlier on the Queen of Vancouver and