line of maintenance-reducing stuffing boxes is now available from The Johnson Rubber Company's Duramax Marine Division. In addition to making packing changes easier, several of the company's, heavy duty stuffing boxes are specifically designed to cut the need for drydocking.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently announced the signing of three new vessel contracts. Westferry, Inc. of New York has ordered an 85-foot by 20- foot by 4-foot 11-inch all-welded, aluminum, passenger commuter vessel for operation on Great South Bay, Long Island.
Pacific Lighting Marine Awards Contract For Two LNGs To Sun Shipbuilding With Option To Build Three More Ships
A subsidiary of Pacific Lighting Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., contracted on December 28, 1973, with Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships, it was announced by Paul A. Miller, chairman of the board of Pacific Lighting.
A trio of 88.5-ft. (27-m) patrol vessels being built by Southampton based FBM Babcock Marine Ltd. have arrived in the Port of Southampton on the back of a heavy lift mother ship. At press time, the trio was scheduled to undergo final testing prior to delivery.
Richard M. Ehrlich, chairman of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., of New York City, one of the nation's leading independent naval architectural firms, recently announced that the board of directors had elected Malcolm Dick president. Mr. Dick, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Port Fabricators, Inc., specializing in the design, construction, maintenance and repairs of facilities and equipment for the petroleum and marine industry, has recently been established at the Port of New Iberia, La. Occupying a 12-acre waterfront site,
Pettit Paint Company, Inc., Borough of Rockaway, N.J., one of the leading producers and pioneers in the development and manufacture of high-performance and quality coatings for the marine pleasure market for over 60 years, is expanding into the commercial and marine military markets.
Maryland's marine police recently took delivery on four new high-speed 28-foot Uniflite patrol boats to be used in year-round law enforcement and search and rescue operations on Chesapeake Bay and along the state's Atlantic shoreline, according to Maj.
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will