Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston, Texas, has just signed a contract to purchase Marathon LeTourneau's first 150-44-C shallow- draft self-contained, self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform. The announcement was made jointly by Clay Chiles,
An International Symposium To Assist Ship Operators To Improve Operations "International Symposium on Ship Operations (ISOSO '81) is a 'Catch 22' title, deliberately. There are so many factors that go into the safe, profitable and efficient
Navidyne Corporation announces the appointment of James H. Rhodes to the newly created position of director of corporate communications. In that capacity, he will be responsible for all advertising, public relations, and internal communications programs, according to A.
Aberdeen, Scotland—September 10-13 Offshore Europe 85, the seventh in the series of biennial, high-technology offshore oil/gas industry exhibition/ conferences, will be held September 10-13 at its new permanent home—the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre at the Bridge of Don.
—Literature Available Ship electronic systems covering all aspects of management afloat were presented by Racal to the international shipping community at the Europort Exhibition in Amsterdam. Known as ISES—Integrated Ship Electronics Systems—the
—Literature Available Raytheon Marine Company's marketing manager, Carsten Peters, has announced that Raytheon has signed a comprehensive distribution agreement with Yokogawa Hokushin Electric Corporation (YEW) of Japan. YEW is one of the world's leading manufacturers of gyrocompasses,
Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, LaGrange, 111., has released a progress report which outlines the results of a threeyear series of tests conducted by EMD on blended fuels. Contained in the report are what are believed to be among the
Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams has approved a six-month postponement of the scheduled shutdown of U.S. Loran-A radio navigation service in several major coastal areas. Loran (Long Range Navigation) is an electronic system using shore-based
Avondale Industries Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $319-million contract by the U.S. Navy to construct three T-AO-187 Class fleet oilers. Each of the Henry J. Kaiser Class oilers will have a displacement of 40,700 tons, length of 677-1/2 feet, and beam of 97-1/2 feet.
Dr. Donald Liu, formerly assistant vice president of the American Bureau of Shipping, has been elected vice president. The announcement was made by ABS chairman and president William N. Johnston following the recent annual meeting of the Board of Managers in New York.