UMC International Pic recently supported the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) to successfully complete the afloat replacement of a 7.5-ton Voith Schneider Propulsor (VSP) unit, while the Royal Navy ship was operating over 3,000 miles from its UK base port.
"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— SPD Technologies recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the Navy Switchgear Division of Brown Boveri Power Equipment Inc., based in Montgomeryville, Pa. Final terms of the transaction were expected to be completed May 27.
Santa Fe Drilling Company has ordered a second $80-million allweather, semisubmersible drilling unit, bringing to $442 million the value of new drilling equipment on order. E.L. Shannon Jr., chairman of the parent Santa Fe International Corporation,
Bailey Refrigeration Company recently completed a top-to-bottom cleaning and charging of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's after ship's stores refrigeration system. The 81,600-ton carrier is currently nearing completion at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.
The Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries has signed a contract with Engelhard Industries, Murray Hill, N.J., for its Systems Department to provide Capac® cathodic protection systems for installation on 16 new U.S. Navy multimission destroyers.
A new double-deck pier has been designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. Navy ships, and Navy engineers believe it could become the prototype for worldwide Navy facilities. Known as Pier Zulu, the facility will be built at the U.S. Naval Station in Charleston, S.
The Bellinger Shipyards, a division of Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc., recently delivered the M/V Inagua Island to West India Shipping Company, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla. The heavy-lift, roll-on/roll-off, landing vessel is 267 feet by 60 feet by 16 feet,