Frank Castelvecchi has been named c o r p o r a t e purchasing agent for Ships Supply Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., by Michael C. Kenney, president of the company that supplies provisions, deck, and engine equipment to vessels and industrial plants.
Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
John J. Kelly, president of Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., recently announced the delivery of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)-24 to the U.S. Navy. Following remarks by Eugene E. Shoults, program manager for the Amphibious
Marine Builders, Inc. of Utica, Ind., recently launched the Missouri River Queen (shown above), a 95- foot paddlewheel excursion boat with a 31-foot beam, 6'/2-foot depth, 3'4-foot draft and a '/-inch steel hull. The 600-passenger vessel was delivered to Richard Lynn of Kansas City, Mo.
FAST Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., is offering a free eight-page brochure on their PACE SM-Series oil/water separators. The publication details the construction, operation, equipment, design, capacity and certification of the PACE marine oil/water separators.
Holmatro Incorporated, USA, a subsidiary of b.v. Holmatro Industrial Equipment of the Netherlands, has available a free color brochure picturing its complete line of hydraulic and mechanical jacks, air tools, hydraulic rescue equipment, hoists, and air bags.
The biggest tug with Voith Schneider propulsion units to be built in the United States has been designed by the Jacksonville, Fla., firm of Norman N. De- Jong and Associates, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers. Destined for ship-handling duties in the Panama Canal,
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
The Guided Missile Frigate Gary (FFG 51) was delivered recently by the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation. The Gary, completed 27 weeks ahead of contract schedule and well below cost, was originally presented to the Navy
Magellan Systems Corporation, Monrovia, Calif., recently unveiled three products that make use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The GPS NAV 1000, made specifically for marine application, provides an advantage over some other receivers with its portability.