Southern Drilling Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Drilling Company, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard, recently commissioned a 250-foot water depth mobile offshore drilling unit. The rig was christened J Storm XVI by its sponsor Mrs.
According to Michael W. Brakey, chief engineer of the Duramax Marine Division, The Johnson Rubber Company, in times of climbing ship repair costs and expensive general maintenance, rubber fendering is proving itself to be a highly flexible, energy-absorbing friend to the marine industry.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding Corporation, 1 Riverside Avenue, Somerset, Mass. 02725, recently announced the delivery of an allsteel 48-foot by 16-foot tug, Tappan Zee II, to the New York State Thruway Authority. There is really nothing spectacular about the boat—it's just a plain,
"One of the greatest ironies of today's world is that the United States, which needs both a powerful Navy and a strong and economically viable U.S.-flag merchant marine, has permitted both to languish," U.S. Congressman Elwood H. Hillis of Indiana,
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.
Falmouth Shiprepair Limited, an A&P Appledore and Bellway joint venture, recently unveiled one of the most progressive working agreements in the United Kingdom ship repair industry, in an effort to speed up vessel turnaround and provide superior repair service to shipowners.
International management consultants H.B. Maynard and Company, Inc., 60 East 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10017, have designed a development plan for the DIANCA Naval Shipyard at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, to increase shipyard capacity substantially over the next two years.
Joseph Cangelosi, formerly chief estimator and general superintendent of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Hoboken shipyard and most recently manger of Elliott S. Braswell's Hoboken and Bayonne shipyards, announced the formation of his own firm, Seacon.
A contract for approximately $8.6 million to overhaul the frigate USS Brumby (FF-1044) was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works, marking the second ship of the class slated for the shipyard within a month. A like contract for approximately $9 million for its sister ship,
—Literature Available A new firm, MCR Engineering Company, based in East Walpole, Mass., founded in July 1988 by Stuart Robinson and Tom Mack, now provides service and parts support for CP propellers, thrusters and control systems. Herb Reinert