Marine industry operations will grow and develop with highly trained workers as a result of the expansion and upgrade of the Full Mission Ship Simulator used by the Texas Maritime Academy. The improvements were made possible by a $250,000 grant
In what may be a maritime first, Bay-Houston Towing Company recently christened its four newest tugboats in a single ceremony held at City Dock 4 in the Port of Houston. These four new vessels, built at a total cost of $9.2 million, represent the second phase of a $16.
A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,
The 40,876-dwt bulk carrier Kepbreeze was recently delivered at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Tokyo, to her owner, Kepmount Shipping Private Ltd. of Singapore. She is an energy conserving, labor-saving flush deck bulk carrier with forecastle and poop,
Users of Magnavox MX 1100 Series Satellite Navigators and Satellite/ Omega Navigators may soon retrofit their receivers to accept and process signals from Navstar GPS satellites providing position, velocity, heading and time displays. Upgraded
Parker Hannifin Corporation and Gull Inc. of Smithtown, N.Y., recently announced that a definitive agreement has been reached for Parker to acquire Gull, a leading producer of state-of-the-art fuel gauging and monitoring systems, engine-monitoring computers,
Granville W. Holman Jr. was recently elected president and chief operating officer of Raymond International Inc. and James J. Wildasin has been elected president of Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of Houston-based Raymond International,
GE Marine Engines has been supplying integrated propulsion systems for a variety of commercial and military marine customers for more than 25 years. GE's complete line of aeroderivative gas turbines includes the LM500 (6,000 hp). LM1600 (20.000 hp),
RCA Service Company has announced the opening of a marine services office at 102 Freret Street, Morgan City, La. The office, which will cover the port city of Houma as well as Morgan City, will serve as a sales, installation, and service center
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.