The Camden Ship Repair Company, a shipyard which has been repairing vessels since 1834, has recently invested a million dollars in purchasing and reconditioning a 700-ton floating drydock. This facility can accommodate ships up to 160 feet in length and 60 feet in beam.
Rados International Corporation, naval architects, marine engineers, consultants, marine surveyors, and ship's brokers of San Pedro, Calif., recently announced the signing of a design and engineering contract for the construction of six tuna purse seiners for the Government of Mexico.
The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. heard a paper titled "Steam Propulsion Plant Optimization for Slower Steaming" presented by Chester W. Scott Jr., senior thermal systems engineer at General Electric's Marine Turbine & Gear Department in Lynn,
Wilfred J. Galatas has been appointed vice president and assistant plant superintendent, and Ernest M. Graham has been named assistant to the president at Southern Shipbuilding Corporation, Slidell, La. Mr. Galatas has been with SSC since 1972, serving in sales and as repair superintendent.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association has named George A. Uberti of San Diego, Calif., as its 1979 Marine Man of the Year. Mr. Uberti, a 1948 Academy graduate, c u r r e n t l y serves as chief marine engineer at the National Steel
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced that a second symposium on propellers is being planned by Panel M-16 (Modernization of Propulsion Shaft System) of the Society's Technical and Research Program. The symposium is planned for either June 7 and 8,
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.
Marine Industries Northwest Incorporated (MINI) recently drydocked the freighter Redfin to install a new bow thruster unit. The 2,800-ton drydock MINI 1, had previously lifted the Redfin's twin sister Yellowfin for a routine drydocking. Installation
Wooster Products Inc., Wooster, Ohio, manufacturer of anti—slip safety products for ships' ladders, decks, ramps, showers, galleys, gangways, passageways, etc., is offering a complete package of literature on all of the non-slip safety products marketed by the company for marine use.
Seven major personnel changes were announced recently in the marine branch of Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. The new assignments are: Michel E. Dabbar, marine manager; Richard C. McFarland, director of fleet operations; C. Jeff Goodell,