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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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,
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.
The Marine Section, National Safety Council, has cited 11 leaders in maritime accident prevention for outstanding presentations on issues of safety and programs for promoting the health of industry workers in the United States. Capt. Lars N. Pedersen,
Orders for self-unloading systems to be installed on six seagoing bulk cargo carriers have been announced by the Stephens-Adamson Canadian Division of Allis- Chalmers Solids Process Equipment Company. The value of these orders exceeds $12 million Canadian ($10 million U.
The American Ship Building Company has received a group of contracts totaling approximately $20 million for the conversion of a Great Lakes bulk carrier and construction of several types of barges. First of the contracts is with Cleveland-Cliffs