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TUGS OF WAR

When the mammoth World War II battleship Iowa left drydocking facilities at Avondale Shipyard enroute to its second phase of facelifting at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss, it was towed downriver on the Mississippi by Gulf Fleet Marine's Gulf Ace II,

 

Charles W. Mann Named President, MonArk Boat

Charles W. Mann has been named president of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark. Prior to his promotion, he had been serving as corporate vice president for sales and marketing. Zach McClendon Jr., chairman of MonArk Industries, the parent company

W e s t e r n Oceanic Inc. To Build 300-Ft. W a t er Depth Jackup

Western Oceanic Inc. and Far East- Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. announced they have signed a contract for the construction of a mobile self-elevating drilling unit for operation in up to 300-foot water depths. The unit will be built in Singapore for delivery in March 1981.

Keystone Introduces New Extended-Service Butterfly Valve—Literature Offered

Keystone Valve-USA of Houston, Texas, recently announced the availability of a new line of butterfly valves for high-pressure/ high-temperature services. Literature is offered detailing the K-LOK valve's capability of handling line pressures up to 740 psi and temperatures up to 1,

McDermott Unit Renamed —Earles And Foster Appointed Senior VPs

Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, recently announced a management realignment. The McDermott Operating Unit has been officially renamed McDermott Marine Construction. It employs 20,000 people

Two Big Bulkfleet Barges Christened At Quincy Yard

General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division recently christened two large oilcarrying barges during a colorful twin ceremony at the shipyard. The barges, Bulkfleet Pennsylvania and Bulkfleet Texas, were both built for Bulklfleet Marine Corporation of Houston.

U.S. Ocean Dumping Act

As this article is being written, the chief executive officer of an American ocean carrier is on trial for alleged participation in the discharge of contaminated wheat into waters of the South China Sea. The charges were brought under the somewhat obscure U.

Omnipure Sanitation Devices Certified By Denmark — Literature Available

The certification of Omnipure marine sanitation devices by the Direktoratet For Statens Skibstilsyn for operation in Danish waters was announced recently by Len Langeland, president of Omnipure, a division of Sigma- Chapman, Inc. headquartered in Houston, Texas.

 
 
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