The Group managing director of Burmah Oil Company Ltd. of England declared recently that tapping reserves of natural gas readily available in many countries "is one of the simplest ways of developing new sources of energy." Speaking at the naming
Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., r e c e n t l y d e l i v e r ed ahead of schedule the 550-foot Energy Freedom to Universal American Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. The Energy Freedom was d e s i g n e d ,
Two of the maritime industry's internationally respected organizations are sponsoring a two-day Extreme Loads Response Symposium to be held October 19-20 at the Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, Va. The symposium is being arranged by the interagency
On the Elbe River, the famous port of Hamburg's Nautical Institute had its final intake this year due to a shortage of prospective students. From now on it will be known as the Hamburg Institute for Ship Handling and Simulation, but for many years it sent highly trained young people to sea.
Two new CN Marine icebreaking ferries are being fitted with advanced ultraviolet water purification systems that will provide pure potable water without the use of chlorine or other harsh, expensive chemicals. Orders have been received by Puroflow Marine Corporation of Newport News, Va.
American Steamship Company, Buffalo, N.Y., a subsidiary of General American Transportation Corporation (GATX), has ordered construction of a second new Great Lakes coal carrier. The $22-million 770-foot selfunloading motor vessel is scheduled for delivery in 1977.
No stranger to the cruising industry, Pamela Conover, president and COO of Cunard Line Ltd. Could undoubtedly be the reason behind the company's continual ability to capture and hold on to the rich British history that it has sustained since its establishment in 1840.
Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, has announced plans to build a second Levingston Class 111-C jackup drilling rig f o r Noble Drilling Corporation of Ardmore, Okla. Noble Drilling, a leading domestic drilling contracting firm formed in 1921,
Navy contract options for almost $200 million have been exercised for the conversion of the last four of eight high-speed containerships into roll-on/roll-ofF units. They will be used by the Military Sealift Command to provide support to rapid deployment forces around the world.
The Maritime Administration has awarded three contracts totaling some $2.7 million for repairs to three ships in the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). The RRF is a special component of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. Merchant vessels in this category are funded by the U.