The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) honored its immediate past chairman, George J. Fegert, president of Gretna Machines & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fegert, an active supporter of AWSC since its inception in 1976,
A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.
There is an element in our political tradition which holds that government is, and appropriately ought to be, the parent of industry. All protestation to the contrary government, like a parent, has the capacity to nuture, encourage, build up, level, discourage or ruin industry—its child.
American Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Lafayette, La., one of the country's largest producers of rope and cordage products, recently announced the appointment of Albert T. Monaco as cordage engineer. Mr. Monaco has spent the last 35 years in a variety of engineering,
Five major U.S.-flag carriers serving America's foreign commerce recently announced the formation of a new industry group, the United Shipowners of America (USA). The member firms—American President Lines, Crowley Maritime Corp., Farrell Lines, Lykes Bros.
AMP Offers Low-Cost M e t h o d Of M a r i n e Cable S p l i c i n g — L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed
The AMP Marine Cable Splicing Kit from AMP Products Corporation, Valley Forge, Pa., provides the marine industry with an advanced wiring method for modular shipbuilding, jumboizing and repairs. According to the manufacturer, the AMP splicing system is the first safe,
C a t e r p i l l a r M a r i n e Support Programs Help Lower O p e r a t i n g Costs Engine parts and service support for Caterpillar Marine Systems is available through a network of more than 300 marine-oriented dealer locations servicing more than 1,000 ports worldwide.
The American Welding Society has announced that its spring 1988 Welding Education Seminar Series of six seminars will be presented between January 11, 1988 and April 8,1988, in 16 cities around the country. In addition, four special Seminar/ Certified
First American Bulk Carrier Corporation, Orange, Texas, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two bulk/container vessels. First American, a new company owned by the Pension
A free 88-page catalog is available from The Crosby Group, Tulsa, Okla., a North American leader in forged fittings for wire rope and chain, and a subsidiary of Amhoist, which is comprised of Laughlin®, Lebus®, McKissick, National and Western.