President of Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., Paul E. Atkinson, after 35 years of employment, has announced his intention to retire from the company at year end. To make the transfer of authority as smooth as possible, Mr. Atkinson submitted his immediate resignation.
The Heat Transfer Division of American Standard Inc. has appointed Bob McDonough as its new manager, product planning. Mr. McDonough comes to HTD with more than five years' experience in marketing capital equipment and eight years' experience as a chemical engineer.
Sea Containers Atlantic Ltd., the Bermuda affiliate of Sea Containers Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Nippon Kokan K.K., Japan, for the construction of four large containerships.
A new organization, the Fast Sealift Ship Readiness Support Squadron, has been established under the Navy's Military Sealift Command, with headquarters at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. The squadron commander is Capt. Thomas E. Morin, USN. It will be staffed with two naval officers,
Huthnance Drilling Company has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new jackup rig, the Acadian Spirit. The new rig, expected to be delivered in June 1979, will drill off Louisiana under
Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Office of Hazardous Materials Research, 2030 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, has announced that J. Leslie Goodier, P.E., recently joined the organization where his activities will be directed toward marine technology,
The Puget Sound Section of the Marine Technology Society elected officers at its first general meeting, held recently at the Seattle Aquarium. Nearly 200 persons attended the meeting and were given a behind-thescenes tour of the aquarium. Officers elected were: chairman — Ken W.
Marlin Drilling Co., Inc. has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new independent leg jackup drilling rig. The new rig, to be named Marlin No. 14, is scheduled for delivery in August 1979, becoming Marlin's 10th offshore rig.