Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
McDermott Shipyards recently completed a specialized, twin-packaged drilling rig (shown above) for Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company, for contract use on Texaco's Harvest "A" platform in the Santa Maria Basin, Calif. The rig was disassembled at McDermott's New Iberia, La.
An offshore jacking system built by National Supply Company, Houston, will give "legs" to a cargo handling barge designed for shipping major marine components between New England shipyards. The jacking system will enable General Dynamics' Electric
William T. Toutant and Wayne P. La- Grange have been elected vice presidents of Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Toutant, who has served as director of engineering for the inland shipbuilding firm for the past two years, now will be vice president
J.J. Henry Co., Inc., consulting naval architects and designers of many distinctive ships since its establishment in 1947, has opened a branch office in Houston, Texas, it was announced by Charles Zeien, president. Mr. Zeien stated that the Houston office,
David Titus has joined CF Industries, Inc., Salem Lake Drive, Long Grove, 111. 60047, as manager, seagoing operations, according to R.A. Wilson, vice president, transportation and marine operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Titus will be responsible
During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,
The 333-passenger ferry W.L. Callahan was recently delivered by Hydraulic Fishing Supply, Inc., Anacortes, Wash., to the State of Washington. The vessel was designed, built and delivered in a specified contract period of 168 days. Naval architects
Richard J. Gaston has joined B u l k f l e e t Marine Corporation, Houston, as manager of engineering services. His responsibilities include maintenance and repair, c r ew t r a i n i n g , supplying the boats, and assisting in the construction of new vessels.
Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., has received a contract in excess of $4 million to design, engineer and build a continuous bucket-elevator barge unloader for Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. of New Roads, La. The new unloader, designed to unload 5,