Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) of Tokyo, Japan, received an order early last September from Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd. to build a 253,923-dwt VLCC which will be equipped with IHI's contrarotating propeller (CRP) system. The ship,
Warner H. Bauer has been named president of Engineering Controls, a division of Pott Industries' St. Louis (Mo.) Ship Group. E n g i n e e r i n g Controls, since 1939, has engineered and supplied " V A P O R P H A S E " high-temperature cooling
Sperry Vickers has announced the appointment of Arthur R. Whited to planning manager for its International Group. Mr. Whited will remain at the company's Troy, Mich., World Headquarters. In his new position, Mr. Whited will be responsible for managing long-range business plans,
A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects, held aboard the Princess Louise I, heard a paper entitled, "Fiber Optics for Shipboard Applications," by Donald Chambers, senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Anaheim, Calif.
Manfred G. Krutein has announced the opening of an otfice as a consultant to private industry and the government in ocean mining and naval architecture. Mr. Krutein previously was with Global Marine Development Inc. as manager—ocean mining technology.
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,
James J. Convy, chairman of the board, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York-headquartered naval architectural firm, has announced the appointment of Robert J. Ford to the position of chief engineer and head of the machinery division in New York. Mr. Ford joined Gibbs & Cox in 1942,
Seaward International, Inc. of Falls Church, Va., recently announced the promotion of Gus Ruetenik to the position of environmental products manager. In his new capacity, Mr. Ruetenik will have overall business responsibility for Seaward International's environmental products.
Morris G u r a l n i c k Associates, Inc., largest firm of naval architects and marine engineers on the West Coast, has moved its San Francisco, Calif., headquarters to an architecturally historic building at 620 Folsom Street. The move, on October 15,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard near Baltimore has announced that it will begin work soon on the construction of two oceanographic survey ships (T-AGS) for the U.S. Navy. The recently awarded contract has a value of approximately $130 million for both vessels.