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.
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 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.
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.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the application of Flowers Transportation, Inc., 1024 Washington Building, Greenville, Miss., for Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of three towboats and 72 barges, and
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.
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
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.