A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held, as usual, aboard the early 20th-century passenger ship Princess Louise I. The technical session featured Dr. Maxwell C. Cheung, president of MCA Engineers, Inc.
The first large-scale, floating seawater desalination plant built in Germany (shown above) was launched recently at Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH, Emden. Mrs. Traute Matthofer, wife of the German Federal Minister of Finance, named the floating plant Meda
Christening and blessing cer- emonies for the new, 2,250- horsepower, harbor-assist tugboat Mamo II were recently conducted at Pier 19, Honolulu, Hawaii, by officials of Dillingham Maritime- Pacific Division, Dillingham Corporation's Hawaii maritime company.
Two past chairmen of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) have been honored for their service to the shipyard industry. At a recent AWSC meeting in Houston, John F. McKay and Jack O. Pirozzolo were each presented a mounted brass ship's clock commemorating their service.
Employed in the oil and gas industry for 60 years, simple and sturdy swamp and posted drilling barges have been a preferred method to drill in shallow water. This basic design has made it possible for the barge to drill in water depths from six through 24 ft.
A 258-foot-long hydraulic dump barge was launched recently by the Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC Corporation, of Portland, Ore. Smith-Rice Company of San Francisco purchased the barge—its third from FMC—for transporting and dumping dredge material in the San Francisco Bay region.
Dillingham Corporation of Guam will repair the barge Inductance for Guam Power Authority. The barge Inductance, owned by the Navy, is leased by Guam Power Authority as part of the Navy-GPA power pool agreement for joint operation of the island's power system.
A Toronto company is prepared to start a roll-on roll-off, translake ferry service if the scheme receives approvals from U.S. regulatory bodies. Sherwood Marine Inc. has been developing plans for a truck/ trailer ferry run across Lake Ontario for some time,
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) completed its contract from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) to design and supervise the construction of a 32-ft. barge that will remove debris from the Blanco and Guadalupe rivers and their tributaries
Charles F. Lehman has been elected a vice president of American Commercial Barge Line Company, according to an announcement made at ACBL's general offices in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Mr. Lehman previously served as director of public affairs for the barge line,