A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
Jaap van de Guchte Senior stands on the port side half way up the ship's 110- m length. With hand signals, two fingers pointing aft. he directs the helmsman to move the precise two meters for alignment of the tanker's cargo manifolds and those on the BP refinery dock.
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched another of its offshore supply vessels. Sponsor of the NMS 209 (shown above) was Mrs. Hugh Jackson, wife of the president of Jackson Marine Corporation, owner of the vessel. This $3.5-million
Scott Watterworth has been named vice president-operations for General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. of San Francisco. His new responsibilities will encompass overall management direction of full cargo vessel operations handled by the company's offices in California, Oregon, and Washington.
A new PC-based software from the Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, monitors steam generating water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results. The software, called Drew Watch Electronic Services, is
Orders for vessels to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification increased by a healthy amount during 1980, William N. Johnston, chairman and president, reported at the recent annual meeting of the members at ABS Headquarters in New York. Mr.
A uniquely simple system for measuring and inspecting cargoes of petroleum and chemical tankers and barges is the topic of a new 24-page brochure offered by Vu-Gage System, a Mobil Company. The Vu-Gage® system covered by the brochure has been accepted f o r i n s t a l l a t i o n on U.
Ingram Materials Company, a division of Ingram Industries Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. announced the grand opening of its expanded bulk marine terminal facilities in Paducah, Ky. Ingram Materials' Paducah Port is located at Mile 2.1
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 6,000- grt passenger ship Tatamailau to the Directorate General of Sea Communication, Jakarta, Indonesia. The 969-passenger newbuilding is the eighth passenger ship and, at the same time,