An offshore jacking system built by National Supply Company, Houston, will give "legs" to a cargo handling barge designed for shipping major marine components between New England shipyards. The jacking system will enable General Dynamics' Electric
A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects, held aboard the Princess Louise I, heard a paper entitled, "Fiber Optics for Shipboard Applications," by Donald Chambers, senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Anaheim, Calif.
Wilfred J. Galatas has been appointed vice president and assistant plant superintendent, and Ernest M. Graham has been named assistant to the president at Southern Shipbuilding Corporation, Slidell, La. Mr. Galatas has been with SSC since 1972, serving in sales and as repair superintendent.
Miles G. O'Harra, recently retired from Bailey Meter Co., will enter the consulting field as a Marine and Industrial Steam Control Systems Consultant at 9355 Milford Lane, Mentor, Ohio 44060. Mr. O'Harra served in the United States Navy for 20 active duty years (1937-57),
Howard H. Hemphill has joined Schnitzer-Levin Marine Company in San Francisco, Calif., as manager of marine service, according to Wallace Z. Levin, general manager of the firm. Mr. Hemphill is owner of Earthwide Marine Service, and formerly a
H. Erich Nietsch has been appointed marketing manager of the Pollution Systems Division of Argo Marine. Mr. Nietsch will be concerned with the worldwide marketing of marine sanitation equipment, oily water separators, oil sorbents (for oil spills), compactors and incinerators.
L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e On M a r i n e A n d O f f s h o re H y d r a u l i c Equipment
Paul-Munroe Hydraulics, Inc., Orange, Calif., has available a new brochure describing the capabilities of its Marine & Offshore Division. The 8-page bulletin features a wide range of specialized hydraulic equipment available to the offshore and marine industries.
James J. Convy, chairman of the board, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York-headquartered naval architectural firm, has announced the appointment of Robert J. Ford to the position of chief engineer and head of the machinery division in New York. Mr. Ford joined Gibbs & Cox in 1942,
In keeping with their efforts to provide a total coastwide service concept on marine rotating equipment, Steamco II, Inc. recently announced the opening of a new division office in Jacksonville, Fla. The new office will be headed by Douglas Whitney.
1981 is shaping up to be a very busy year at Bailey Corporation. The New Orleans firm is presently building ship's stores boxes for five tankers under construction at nearby Avondale Shipyards. "We're probably the only Gulf Coast company that