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Bulk Carrier 'Star Of Texas7 Launched At Levingston Yard

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.

 

Sophisticated Catcher/Processor Delivered By Halter Marine

Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, Inc., a Trinity Industries company headquartered in New Orleans, has announced the delivery of the catcher/processor fishing boat Atlantic Prince (photo), built at its Moss Point, Miss., shipyard for Lund Fisheries.

David Porter Elected Vice President Of Childs Engineering

Kenneth M. Childs Jr., president of Childs Engineering Corporation, Medfield, Mass., recently announced the election of David L. Porter as a vice president of the corporation. Mr. Porter joined Childs Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in waterfront engineering,

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as

Acadiana Shipbuilding Completes Yard Expansion

Acadiana Shipbuilding Corporation's president Glenn Guidry has announced the recent expansion of the New Iberia, La.-based shipyard. The company, with the addition of a fourth construction pad, crane, and associated welding equipment, can now

Franklin Promoted To Vice President At McDermott Marine

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.

Zidell Launches Another Big Grain Barge For Shaver Transportation

George Shaver, president of Shaver Transportation Company, announced that Zidell Exploration, Inc. has launched the fourth of a continuing series of large grain barges built for Shaver. These barges, each of 3,750 tons capacity, have the largest

Commander Bearings Offer Excellent Performance In Harsh Environments

—Literature Available According to Jim Murphy, senior vice president of Georgia Transporter, Panama City, Fla., Cutless® Commander™ water-lubricated bearings from L.Q. Moffitt offer a distinct improvement over some other bearings in the gritty, silty waterways that his pushboats operate.

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

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,

Bergeron Awarded Contract To Build 195-Foot Cement Barge For Kosmos

Ed Shearer, corporate vice president of marketing of Bergeron Industries, St. Bernard, La., announced recently that Bergeron has signed a contract with Kosmos Cement Company, Inc., of Louisville, Ky., for a cement barge. The barge will be a 195- foot

 
 
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