The second of three U.S.-flag dry bulk vessels being constructed at Levingston Shipbuilding Company was christened and launched recently at the Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 612-foot ship (shown above) hit the water after being christened Star of Texas by Mrs.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, has reported that operating performance for the three months ended December 31, 1973 was the best in company history by a substantial margin. Net income for the quarter was $8,009,000, an increase of 81 percent over the $4,
The Marine Repair Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., was the successful bidder for the extensive repair and refitting of the seagoing hopper dredge Biddle, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredge contract involves one of the largest repair jobs ever bid by Zidell.
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP), announced that the company had acquired additional property for a major expansion of its shipbuilding operation. The new property is
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.
Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, announced that James F. Franklin has been promoted to vice president and general manager, Fabrication and Shipyard Operations based at Bayou Boeuf and Amelia, La.
James H. Sanborn has been elected president of Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia. The announcement was made by Ronald L. Kuehn Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sonat Inc., the parent company of Sonat Marine. Mr. Sanborn succeeds Stephen A.