Liffey Marine, Inc., a unit of the Stolt Group, located in Southeast Asia, has recently placed into service a 190-foot self-propelled multipurpose seagoing barge, the M/S Kildare. The unusual design of the vessel permits extremely economical transportation of a wide variety of cargo.
Bruce Kasen, vice president, marketing, Timmons & Charles, Inc., has announced the appointment of George S. Mahaly to manager, technical services. Mr. Mahaly joined T&C in 1973, and has previously held the positions of field service section chief and consulting engineer.
One of the common items found on almost every vessel constructed that is frequently overlooked is thermal insulation material. As vessels increase in age. it is safe to say that the insulation systems start to degrade with time and abuse. In fact,
Burmeister & Wain American Corporation, One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004, has announced that Belcher Oil Company, headquartered in Miami, Fla., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coastal States Gas Corporation, of Houston, Texas, signed an
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the 64-foot aluminum passenger launch P.C.C. Colibri (shown above) to the Panama Canal Commission Agency of the U.S. Government. The vessel has a beam of 18 feet and a depth of 8 feet 6 inches.
Kvaerner, the Norwegian shipbuilding and engineering group and the Finnish ship equipment m a n u f a c t u r i n g c o m p a n y Oy Navire AB, Parainen, have recently announced the intent to merge. When joined with Kvaerner Brug equipment company,
National Supply Company, major manufacturer of oilfield machinery, has promoted Virgil R. Ellis to the newly created position of product manager-production equipment. In the position, Mr. Ellis is responsible for c o o r d i n a t i n g the manufacturing and marketing of pumping units,
Houston Midstream Services, Inc. has changed its name to Houston Marine Services, Inc., according to an announcement by Geren L. Graham, president. The firm was founded in 1977 and initially engaged in midstream fueling of vessels in the Port of Houston.
Nippon Paint is restructuring its marine coatings subsidiary to increase its presence in the global marine paint market for newbuildings, shiprepair and maintenance. As part of a strategy to build up its marine coatings business worldwide, Nippon