— L i t e r a t u r e Available The new compact high-performance Wartsila Vasa 8V22 is the latest development of Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22HF engine series. This small, low-weight engine has an output of 1,160-1,400 kw (1,576-1,904 bhp) at 900-1,200 rpm.
The Chantiers de I'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, recently began cutting steel for the huge cruise liner under construction for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line of Miami. To be named Sovereign of the Seas, at more than 70,000 grt and carrying 2,
Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, recently announced the following appointments: Ralph A. Vaccaro Jr. has been named contracts manager and will be responsible, on a worldwide basis, for the administration, negotiation and finalization of all c o n t r a c t s .
Brain Watt Associates, Inc. (BWA) of Houston, Texas, in conjunction with H.O. Mohr & Associates, Inc., Coflexip & Services, Inc., and Noble, Denton & Associates, Inc. has announced the initiation of a joint industry study assessing a tanker-based floating production,
Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. announced that a branch office in Houston, Texas, has been opened for its Offshore Sy°+ems & Services organization. Named as manager of the new office at North Belt Place Three, 340 North Belt East, is James E. Lucas.
Woodward-Clyde Oceaneering has announced the promotions of Dr. Edward Owens to vice president and general manager and Dr. Thomas Whelan III to vice president and chief geochemist. Both Dr. Owens and Dr. Whelan will be located in the Houston office.
Trans-Tec Services Pte. Ltd. of Singapore recently announced that William D. Aldenderfer joined the company as managing director. He will replace Kevin Bryant. Mr. Aldenderfer comes to TTS from PRI, Hawaii, and before that, Thome Ship Management, Singapore.
Wesley D. Wheeler Associates of New York City has announced that Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. and Peiniger GmbH have formed a joint venture company, NEPECOR, to offer shipowners internal gritblasting and coating facilities at Neorion Shipyard,
Harold Malterre has been named vice president and general manager of Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co. of Long Beach, Calif., it was announced by Dave Ballash, president of Dillingham Maritime- Western Division. At the same time Mr. Ballash announced the appointment of John Turner,