Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., Robert J. Lakey, has resigned from the Coast Guard to join the marine consulting, brokering and trading firm Helge Ringdal, Inc., 1100 Milam, Suite 2775, Houston, Texas 77002.
A hose safety breakaway coupling designed to avert the danger of broken hoses and reduce the risk of pollution, will be shown for the first time in the United States at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas, May 5-8, 1980. The hose
Dale R. Miller has been appointed a sales representative for the Houston, Texas, office of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc., according to an announcement by Fred A. Wendt, senior vice president- traffic and sales, of the New Orleans, La.-based company.
The election of Mickey Lane, vice president of Strachan Shipping Company, to the board of directors was announced by Thomas H. Adams, president of Strachan Shipping Company. Mr. Lane, vice president-West Gulf for Strachan, has been associated with the firm for the past 17 years.
Everett L. Case, vice president of marketing for the Process and Gas Division of Worthington Compressors, Inc., has announced senior management positions on his marketing and sales staff. Named to the marketing staff are Daniel J. Schiffhauer,
Thomas M. Ellis Jr. has been named vice president of exploration for Ingram Exploration Company, New Orleans, La., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, it was announced recently by James A. O'Neill Jr., Ingram Corporation president.
Within a recent one-week period, General Dynamics Corporation accepted two conditional orders f o r six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at a total cost of more than $1 billion. Three of the ships were ordered by Zapata Western LNG Inc., a subsidiary of Zapata Corporation of Houston.
Lavalin Services, Inc. of Montreal (Quebec) Canada, and Solus Ocean Systems, Inc. of Houston, Texas, have agreed to form a jointly owned Canadian company to be called Lavalin Ocean Systems, Ltd. The company's headquarters will be located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Raymond International of Delaware, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond International Inc., 2801 South Post Oak Road, P.O. Box 22718, Houston, Texas 77027, has been awarded a contract for over $11 million in conjunction with the expansion of the Port of Warri, Nigeria.
Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, has announced that with firm construction contracts negotiated in August f o r four of its offshore jackup drilling rigs, a total of $61 million has been added to its marine construction backlog.