The Lake Charles, first liquefied natural gas tanker built by General Dynamics to transport LNG to the United States, was christened recently at the corporation's Quincy, Mass. shipyard. When she goes into service, Lake Charles will carry LNG from Algeria to the U.
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following promotions. Joseph G. Drescher to vice president-operations, where he will be responsible for MTL's fleet of 37 vessels with an aggregate deadweight approximating 1,690,028 long tons.
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
MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Alpha, Denmark won the contract to supply a twin medium speed main engine package to drive AziPull propellers for a series of 14,500 DWT Oil Products and Chemical tankers. MAN B&W Holeby GenSets will be supplied by a Chinese licensee.
Ottawa, Canada — June 16-19 This major event will bring forth the results of research and development in designing ships for ice navigation by many nations of the world. For years to come "Ice Tech '81" will be considered and referenced as
Willcox North America, Inc., a manufacturer of composite flexible oil and chemical hoses used for loading/ unloading barges and tankers, recently opened a sales, service and distribution center in Houston, Texas. The new center, which is located at 9366 Wallisville Road,
White there are grave uncertainties in the picture of world oil supply and demand as a result of Middle East and other developments, it is expected that U.S. tankerborne imports of oil will more than triple during the 1970s. The projection was made in Tulsa, Okla.
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. and OMI Corp. recently announced an agreement in principle to a merger between Hornbeck and three OMI affiliates—OMI Petrolink Corp., OMI Offshore Marine Services, Inc., and Potomac Transport, Inc.—following an exchange of shares.
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, recently released an artist's rendering of its new roofed-over building dock. With a length of about 870 feet and width of more than 328 feet, this hall will be one of the world's largest roofed building docks.