Alaska Maritime Agencies has announced the appointment of David R. Enroth to vice president. He has been associated with the firm since 1974, and has been general manager f o r the past five years. Mr. Enroth's experience in the maritime industry began in 1967,
Richard M. Currence, president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, has announced the delivery of two new 190-foot by 40-foot by 14- foot towing/supply vessels. The Gulf Fleet No. 42 and Gulf Fleet No. 43 (shown above) are sister vessels and are
The Penrod 99, a Marathon Le- Tourneau 82-SD-C shallow-draft, cantilever offshore jackup drilling rig, was launched recently (photo) at the company's Gulf Marine Division in Brownsville, Texas. With the rig in the water, the rest of the selfelevating platform's three legs,
Components of an extruded EPDM/butyl fendering system receive the final inspection at the Uniroyal Engineered Systems plant in Mishawaka, Ind., prior to shipping to the ARAMCO maritime company for use on one of its 6,000-bhp Water Tractor tugboats.
NEI Syncrolift of Miami, Fla., one of the world leaders in shiplifting technology, recently announced orders for five more Syncrolifts for locations around the world in Europe, Japan and the Pacific. These new orders, worth a total of more than $3 million,
A $3.6-million contract to conduct acceptance testing of sonobuoys for the United States Navy has been awarded by the Naval A v i o n i c s Center, Indianapolis, Ind., to Tracor Marine, Inc., Port Everglades, Fla., subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas.
Joseph G. Barkan, a veteran of more than 25 years in various segments of the maritime industry, has been appointed Director of the Federal Maritime Commission's Atlantic District, it was announced by Commission Chairman Helen Delich Bentley. A
The Danish shipyard Burmeister & Wain recently delivered the 84,000-dwt product tanker Petrobulk Mars, the first ship in the world to be equipped with a oneman operated bridge. The vessel is classified by Det norske Veritas with the new class registration
The first coal-fired ship to be built in the United States in modern maritime history will be powered by a General Electric Company 12,000-shp geared marine steam turbine. It is the second order for coalfired propulsion equipment received recently by General Electric (Lynn, Mass.
Two 38.8-meter (about 127.3- foot) high-speed passenger catamarans worth about NOK75-80 million (about $11-12 million), have been ordered from Fjellstrand of Norway by the Spanish shipping company Cat Lines S.A. in Valencia. This order marks a