The 57,000-dwt Exxon Baytown was christened in recent ceremonies at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. near New Orleans. The crude oil carrier was built for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston, and will transport cargoes between U.S. West and East Coast ports and will also trade in the Caribbean area.
A team from the Naval and Ocean Engineering Department at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) has won the first International Student Offshore Design Competition sponsored by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Ocean,
James R. Wittmeyer has been appointed vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding.
William B. Hubbard, senior vice president-operations for American President Lines, Ltd., Oakland, Calif., has announced the appointment of F. Douglas Finlayson to the new position of assistant vice president-marine operations. A 26-year veteran of vessel operations and design management,
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
Peter Burbank, president of A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., has announced the election of Franklin W.L. Tsao as a director to its hoard and the formation of an affiliated company, Shipcentral, Limited, New York, of which Mr. Tsao is the president.
The Gulf Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will hold its Annual Winter Meeting in Houston, Texas, on Friday, February 10, 1978, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, according to information released by John Chivvis, West Area vice chairman.
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.
The board of managers of the A m e r i c a n Bureau of Shipping (ABS) elected three officers at its Semi-annual Meeting on September 19. Announcement of the elections was made by Robert T. Young, ABS chairman. The officers are Lawrence J. Bates to senior vice president, Robert F.
A new report from international shipping consultants, Westinform, suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair,