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FOURTH FOR TMT CHRISTENED

The El Rey, Trailer Marine Transport Corporation's fourth triple-deck barge, departed Jacksonville, Fla., on January 18 for its maiden voyage to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The El Rey (shown above), the final in a series of four mammoth triple-deck barges, was built in Portland, Ore.

 

Flying High Again

France Telecom is pushing hard to advance its position as a single source communications and IT services provider. Corporate consolidation and technological evolution in the maritime satcom domain continue to subdue pricing, helping to level the playing field among service providers.

Bollinger Delivers OSV for L&M Bo-Truc

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. delivered the first of two new design offshore supply vessels to L&M Bo-Truc Rental Inc., of Golden Meadow, La. M/V Cheramie Botruc 38 the first of two identical offshore supply vessels was delivered early this summer and the second vessel,

Norcontrol Engine-Room Simulator For Singapore Nearing Completion

Norcontrol Simulation AS of Horten, Norway, is nearing completion of an engine-room training simulator due for delivery to the Singapore Polytechnic this fall. Norcontrol introduced it's first DieselSim training simulator for diesel engine rooms in 1978.

F.L. Hamons A p p o i n t ed To H e a d M a r y l a nd Port Development

Maryland Port administrator W. Gregory Halpin has announced the appointment of Frank L. Hamons Jr. as project managerharbor development for the Maryland Port Administration, Baltimore. Mr. Hamons will be directing his energies toward the single

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,

USP&I Home Office To New York Area— Other Changes Announced

The United States P.&I. Agency, Inc. (USP&I), the marine liability claims adjusting affiliate of Underwriters Adjusting Company, has announced changes in office locations and management responsibilities. The home office, formerly located in New Orleans, has moved to Piscataway, N.

C. Plath And Racal Marine Controls Sign Cooperation Agreement

—Literature Available The managing director of C. Plath of Hamburg, West Germany, a division of Litton Industries Inc., announced recently that an agreement for close cooperation with Racal Marine Controls Limited has been signed. The combined

Benjamin Vickers: 175 Years & Counting

One wonders if, when Benjamin Randall Vickers went into business in 1828 as an agent selling oils and soaps, he had the prescience to see the ever growing need for specialized lubricants as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace. He didn't have an easy ride.

Safety Not Optional

Regulations such as the new SOLAS and Fire Safety Systems Code (FSS Code) are not to be dismissed, as anything but full compliance can lead to myriad legal and financial troubles for ship owners. Fugro's new and unique geotechnical drill ship D/S Fugro Explorer; ABS-Classed,

 
 
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