Fritz K. Weimann has been appointed manager of long-range planning and product development, according to Skagit Corporation's director of marketing, George B. Klos. Mr. Weimann will be responsible for long-range planning with emphasis on new products,
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 study recently completed by NAV-COM Incorporated gives conclusive proof of the cost-benefits of using electronic mail for teletype message traffic ship and shore. A typical commercial ship can save $7,000-$ 11,000 per year in satellite calling charges,
Marystown Shipyard Limited, Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, now currently working on a $23-million Norwegian order to build five of the heaviest class of tugboats used in offshore oil operations, is now establishing a vessel production control system,
Waterborne U.S.-foreign trade will increase by more than 130 percent, and the U.S.-flag merchant fleet is expected to more than double both its deadweight tonnage and percentage of market share in the last quarter of this century, a study commissioned by
Tidewater Port Jackson Marine of Sydney, New South Wales, have placed an order with Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., shipbuilders of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to build a 197- foot offshore supply vessel. The vessel will be propelled
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.
British Petroleum and Stolt- Nielsen have signed a letter of intent which provides for British Petroleum acquiring an interest in Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A., the chemicals shipping and related business of the Stolt-Nielsen Group.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the application by Global Marine Deepwater Drilling, Inc., Los Angeles, for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of three jackup drilling rigs. Global Marine has not yet
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently received a $29-million contract to build an icebreaking Class 3 offshore supply vessel for Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary. The vessel, to be built at Burrard Yarrows' Vancouver yard,