Todd Shipyards Corporation, Los Angeles (Calif.) Division, recently laid the keel for the first of six Guided Missile Frigates for the U.S. Navy. The official certification of the keel was performed by Capt. Edmund A. Miller, USN, Commander, Long
The Louisiana (shown above), the 10th liquefied natural gas tanker to be built by General Dynamics in the past three years, was christened recently in ceremonies at the corporation's Quincy shipyard. Mrs. Dwight H. Seely Jr. of Houston, wife of
T h e first o f three giant 70,000-grt S u p e r l i n e r s , the Fantasy, under c o n s t r u c t i o n at the Turku, Finland, shipyard of Wartsila Marine Industries, for Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., has been launched and is nearing completion.
The Italian cruise ship industry is providing work for the country's shipyards, including both major refits and newbuildings. Sitmar Lines has commissioned three new cruise ships, two of which are being built in Italy, and Costa Crociere, a newly formed
IMODCO, Inc., 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, pioneer designers and developers of offshore marine terminal systems, has received an important new contract from Exxon USA for a Santa Barbara Channel project and a letter of intent from Societe Entrepose- GTM,
Recent board action of Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., elevated three management employees to corporate officers. Billy W. Parks was named vice president-engineering, and Ross K. Drake and Bernard H. Greene Jr. were named assistant vice presidents.
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works recently announced 16 key appointments in a major managerial realignment to strengthen the shipyard's production and marketing capabilities. "We are pleased that all the appointments came from within the company," he said.
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with
A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures.
A virtually new book, the new edition of Ship Design and Construction, has just been published by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. This book has been developed over nearly a five-year period by 27 authors, an expert control committee,