"Hamburg has the facilities — and the drive — to develop into the most important North Sea/Baltic port for handling United States cargoes," according to Helmut F.H. Hansen, executive director of port commerce, Port of Hamburg. That was the message
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched its second self-propelled jackup wells e r v i c e b a r g e , named Frank Purkey (shown above). Built for Sun Contractors, this barge was delivered at the end of May 1981. The Frank Purkey measures 110 feet by 50 feet by 10 feet.
The June meeting of the Long Beach- Greater Los Angeles Section of The American Society of Naval Engineers was held jointly with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The more than 160 participants
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. in Singapore recently completed and delivered another jackup rig to Pool Company of Houston. Named Pool Rig 144, the 160-foot-water-depth jackup was towed to its location in the Arabian Gulf to operate for ARAMCO.
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 124 industrial plant facilities located along the navigable waterways of the United States during the fourth quarter of 1977, creating over 15,000 permanent job opportunities.
The General Electric Credit Corporation announced it has purchased for $120,000,000 the 225,- 000-dwt tanker T.T. Stuyvesant, and that the vessel has been initially chartered to the Standard Oil Company of Ohio (SOHIO) to transport Alaskan oil.
As part of its continuing expansion of services related to arrival of new 22,000-dwt container- RO/RO vessels, Gerald W. Chick has joined Gdynia America Line, Inc., New York, general agents for Polish Ocean Lines (POL), as manager of sales in the metropolitan New York region.
Clifton C. Garvin Jr., retired board chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Corporation, will receive the highest award of the American Petroleum Institute, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement, at the API annual meeting in Houston, Texas, November 17-19.
The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and the Marine Technology Society have announced plans to sponsor an International Symposium on Marine Salvage to be held in New York City next year. The conference, scheduled for October 1-3, 1979,
O & U Drilling, Inc. of Beaumont, Texas, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont shipyard recently commissioned an offshore jackup drilling rig and announced the ordering of two other rigs. One of the new rigs will be built at the Beaumont yard, and the second at the Singapore shipyard.