A 280 by 150-foot offshore drilling rig arrived in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Coatzalcoalcos, Mexico, June 27, completing a 15,000-mile trip from Nihama, Japan, in some 77 days, according to G.A. Watkins, acting managing director of Global Transport Organisation,
The Navy has received its first advanced development air cushion vehicle, the JEFF(B), at the Naval Coastal Systems Center, Panama City, Fla. Designed and constructed by Bell Aerospace Textron, the JEFF(B) is ready for a period of intense Navy testing.
The Stanwick Corporation has announced the appointment of Robert E. Apple as president of the Stanwick Company, a division located in Norfolk, Va. Mr. Apple, who is chairman of the Los Angeles Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers,
The first 133-foot catamaran tug (Catug) built by Halter Marine, Inc. was launched recently at the company's Chickasaw, Ala., division. Scheduled for delivery in November, the giant twin-hulled craft will sail to Sparrows Point, Md., where she
CDI Marine Company recently announced the hiring of Franklin D. DufF as Naval Architecture Division manager for the Bremerton, Wash., office and Robert J. Butera as chief engineer for the Boston, Mass. office. Mr. Duff, as Naval Architecture Division manager,
Jetlink Ferries Limited of Dublin, Ireland, has announced it will begin Boeing Jetfoil service across the English Channel from Brighton, England, to Dieppe, France, in May 1979, under the name SEAJET. This is the second Jetfoil service for Europe to be announced this year,
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., which launched its first high-speed passenger ferry designed by Australian marine architect Philip Hercus just over a year ago, has announced the sale of its fourth International Catamaran (INCAT) to TNT Hydrolines, Inc.
Kvichak Marine, Seattle, Wash, delivered the 54 ft. (16.4 m) all-aluminum catamaran M/V Thresher to California Fish & Game. Designed by Teknicraft of Auckland, New Zealand, the partially foil-supported catamaran will be stationed stationed in
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, recently announced that Dr. James R. Wilkins Jr. has joined the staff of CDI Marine Company, in the newly established position of chief engineer. Dr. Wilkins is responsible for technical efforts of CDI Marine offices,
Nathan Friedland, well-known naval architect and an instructor in the design of offshore drilling units, has joined Santa Fe Engineering Services as manager of marine design. Mr. Friedland will be in charge of the design and development of offshore