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
James J. Henry, chairman of the board of the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., New York, N.Y., has been elected to the Norshipco board of directors. The announcement was made recently by John L. Roper 2nd, Norshipco board chairman. A graduate of the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture, Mr.
R. Steven, C.Eng.M.I.Mar.E., has been appointed general manager of Odyssey Works, Ocean Fleets' ship repair and engineering works, Birkenhead, England. This is a new appointment to meet Odyssey Works' future program, which will involve marketing projects and consolidation of the ship repair,
The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine
Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (LCE) of Charleston, S.C., recently announced the association of Charles G. Kosonen as a consulting engineer. Mr. Kosonen will provide technical expertise in the fields of performance monitoring, material condition assessment,
Howard H. Hemphill has joined Schnitzer-Levin Marine Company in San Francisco, Calif., as manager of marine service, according to Wallace Z. Levin, general manager of the firm. Mr. Hemphill is owner of Earthwide Marine Service, and formerly a
Experience gained by U.S. ship operators With diesel propulsion will form the main theme of a two-day seminar to be held in the New York Hilton Hotel on October 28- 29, 1980. Entitled Dieselcare 80, the seminar is being organized by Intec Press, Ltd.
Throughout the world, shipping companies are converting to less powerful but more efficient propulsion, switching to diesels, or striving to get a better handle on fuel consumption in both diesel engines and steam turbines. A New O r l e a n s - b a s e d technology company,
Spyros S. Skouras, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Lines, Inc., has announced that the shipping company has embarked on a fleetwide preventive maintenance program. Mr. Skouras said maritime systems engineers from the Stanwick Company of Norfolk, Va.
Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) has announced that Douglas C. Wolcott has been appointed president of Chevron Shipping Company, the corporation's marine transportation subsidiary. Mr. Wolcott, currently a vice president and general