Swan Hunter Shipbuilders of Great Britain has delivered the RRS (Royal Research Ship) James Clark Ross to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The 325-foot-long by 61.8-footbeam vessel is designed as a multirole ship, to be capable of operating safely in Polar waters,
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
Teekay Shipping Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Naviera F. Tapias S.A.. a leading independent owner and operator of LNG carriers and crude oil tankers in Spain. Teekay has also entered into an agreement with the shareholders
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.
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates and Houston Natural Gas Corporation announced recently that Eastern's wholly owned marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company, has agreed in principle to acquire Federal Barge Lines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural.
St. Louis Ship Division of Pott Industries Inc. recently appointed William R. Cumming as sales manager, Gulf Division, and promoted Donald G. Storck to sales manager, Inland Division, according to an announcement by Anthony G. Tobin, executive vice president-marketing.
Northern Liquid Fuels International, Ltd. (NLFI), Houston, Texas, has named William L. Bull Jr. director of marine transportation. Mr. Bull, formerly manager of supply and t r a n s p o r t a t i o n for Tropigas International Corporation in Miami, Fla.
Known for its sleek, fast and high-performance wavepiercing catamarans, Incat Australia expanded its reach to U.S. shores with its decision last year to partner with Lockport, La.,-based Bollinger Shipyards for the construction and design of a new breed of high speed,
Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Transway International Corporation, has placed a $22-million order for a roll-on/ roll-off trailership with Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. Delivery is scheduled for August 1981,
A second Marco Class 1-D oil skimmer was delivered recently to the Panama Canal Commission. The 38-foot skimmer features Marco's Filterbelt, the key component of all Marco skimmer systems. The Filterbelt separates oil and debris from the water without taking the water aboard.