On February 14, the world's largest high-speed ferry catamaran Stena Discovery took off from Belfast, after a planned drydocking, and about one hour out at sea on the captain's command the waterjet control was switched over to steering by a retrofitted Humphree Interceptor Steering System.
Dravo Corporation has announced the appointments of Jack Hird as Eastern sales manager, marine, and Richard Farringer as contract manager of marine repair for its Engineering Works Division. Mr. Hird, formerly manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1939.
Lester Rosenblatt, chairman of the board of M. Rosenblatt & Son, the prominent naval architectural and marine engineering firm, has announced the appointment of Perry W. Nelson as president. Mr. Nelson's marine career started with employment as a ship draftsman with the W.
A routine oil and filter change in the tight quarters of the engine room onboard a boat is normally a messy and awkward job. Buckets of used lube oil and filter cartridges must be lugged up the narrow galley stairs for disposal and new oil and filters must be carried down the stairs,
Mid-Coast Marine, Coos Bay, Ore., recently delivered a 78-foot combination shrimper-crabber to Ron and Marie Miller of Grayland, Wash. Christened the Jamie Marie, the fishing vessel has a beam of 25 feet 6 inches and a molded depth of 12 feet 2 inches.
The transit between Long Beach and Catalina Island will be reduced to "well under" one hour when the "Jet Cat Express" joins the Catalina Express fleet. "This will take place before Memorial Day," according to G r e g Bombard, president of the California company.
Halter Marine, Inc. has added the 10th shipyard to its rapidly expanding group with the opening of a new division at Chickasaw, Ala. The new shipyard is located on a fork of the Mobile River five miles north of the city of Mobile, on a site formerly occupied by the Gulf Shipyard.
Tracor Marine, Inc. a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., has received a contract from the Military Sealift Command to man, operate, and maintain the research vessel Lulu for Submarine Development Group One based in San Diego. The contract will bring the company in excess of $2.
Ocean Science and Engineering, Inc., 1601 Water Street, Long Beach, Calif. 90802, has announced that it had completed arrangements for a $500,000 term loan from its parent, Berry Enterprises, Inc. The loan will be secured by a pledge of the stock of its subsidiary,
Chemikalien Seetransport (CST) of Hamburg, Germany, and Hanseatic Shipping Co. Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, have entered into a joint venture to establish the LNG/ LPG carrier S/S Annabella as a training ship for the training of LNG/LPG seagoing personnel.