Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.
Atlantic Marine, Inc., recently delivered a very special multipurpose tug, the Esso Santa Cruz, to Lago Oil and Transport Company, Limited of Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, an Exxon affiliate. The $4-million tug was built to stop and help maneuver to and from dockside VLCCs up to 400,
Swann Oil, Inc., an independent marketer of industrial fuel oils, recently announced the successful completion of sea trials and the formal christening of its wholly owned ocean tanker, the M/V Dolores Swann. The M/V Dolores Swann was constructed in Saint John,
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 55 vessels worldwide in September, totaling 1,129,407 deadweight tons or 611,884 gross tons. The vessels classed during the month included two very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one selfelevating drilling
James R. Derusha has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at Marinette Marine Corporation, Ely Street, Marinette, Wis. 54143. It is the latest of several management positions Mr. Derusha has held during his 20 years with the Wisconsin shipbuilder.
Congressman John M. Murphy, Chairman of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and Zenon N. Sdougos, Director, Marine Safety Division, Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), London, England, will be the principal speakers
The board of directors of Diamond M Drilling Company, Houston, TexasJbased international drilling contractor, has authorized the construction of two new selfelevating jackup drilling rigs and a self-propelled semisubmersible drilling vessel. The
Aker a.s. and Peter Kiewit Sons, Inc., recently announced their agreement to form Aker Gulf Marine, a Texas partnership. Aker Gulf Marine will offer fabrication and construction services to the offshore oil and gas industry. Aker will own 51 percent and Kiewit 49 percent of the new company.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, a major drill rig owner and contractor to the offshore drilling industry, has contracted with Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss, for a third jackup drilling rig of Friede and Goldman design. Earlier this