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,
Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) of Singapore has expanded its operations in the United States with the appointment of a U.S. representative. Lovie and Company, Inc. of Houston, spearheaded by Peter M. Lovie, has been selected by FELS
A & P Appledore International Ltd., the marine industry's services group, has been acquired by A & P Appledore (Holdings) Ltd., a company formed by the senior employees of the company. The shares in A & P Appledore International Ltd. were in the
Deltex of Houston, Texas, a facility of Transamerica Delaval's Turbine and Compressor Division dedicated to the service and repair of rotating machinery bearing the Delaval nameplate, is offering free an attractive full-color brochure on its facilities and capabilities.
A big blow has been dealt to the Philippines by Washington's decision to remove the three U.S. Navy floating drydocks from the Subic Naval Base. Plans had called for conversion of the area into a commercial ship repair facility. Recently, the
David Chen Tou Sin has been appointed General manager of Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, to succeed E.S. Ware, who returned to the United Kingdom recently on completion of his contract with the shipyard. Mr. Chen, who is a graduate in both marine engineering and shipbuilding,
The board of directors of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., and Lykes Lines Agency, Inc., have elected four new vice presidents, effective January 1, it was announced by Joseph T. Lykes Jr., chairman of the board of each of the companies. Newly elected were: Barton W.
National Supply Company, major oilfield equipment manufacturer, has announced a $3.2-million expansion of wellhead repair, fabrication, and distribution capabilities by its Well Control Systems group. The expansion plans call for establishment of a new wellhead repair center in Kilgore,
The American Ship Building Company confirmed recently that it had received notification from Ocean Carriers, Inc., of Houston, Texas, that the option for an additional three T-5 Tankers that are to be chartered to the Military Sealift Command has been exercised by the U.