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
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 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,
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
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,
Changing military requirements have highlighted the need for traditional Navy suppliers to diversify by developing a growing sales presence in the commercial marine sector. While naval shipbuilding in this country will continue to provide major new business opportunities,
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.