Newest Addition To ACBL Towboat Fleet Named For Texas Gas Transmission President

The motor vessel Dennis Hendrix, a new 8,400-horsepower towboat in the fleet of American Commercial Barge Line Company, was christened in ceremonies Saturday, July 16, at the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky. The vessel, which is equal to the largest and most powerful towboats operated by ACBL,


Krupp Christens Bridge Simulator For Use In Hamburg Polytechnic

Christening ceremonies were held recently at Krupp Atlas-Elektronik, Bremen, Germany, for the navigation bridge simulator "Susan." The bridge, whose facilities include a motion simulation system, is the most important component of the ship handling simulator

Big IOT Petroleum Barge Launched At Galveston Shipbuilding

Ocean 210 (shown above), a 200,000-barrel petroleum barge, was launched recently at the Galveston S h i p b u i l d i n g Company yard in Galveston, Texas. The 25,000-dwt barge, under construction for Interstate and Ocean Transport Company (IOT), will be employed in the U.

New Design For Firefighting—Pemex 652

Matsumoto Shipyards of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recently delivered the 150-foot aluminum-hull fireship, the Pemex 652, to Pemex, Mexico's national oil company, for service in the extensive Gulf of Mexico oil fields owned and managed by the firm.

Newly Formed ASNE Puget Sound Section Holds First Meeting

The first regular meeting of the newly formed Puget Sound Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) was held recently at the Officers' Club of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The meeting was called to order by Section chairman Capt.

lotron Corporation Introduces Automatic RPM/Speed Converter

An inexpensive, easily installed RPM/Speed Converter Unit has been introduced by lotron Corporation of Bedford, Mass. It provides a digital readout of ship's speed with an accuracy which approaches that of a conventional log at about one-tenth the price.

Raytheon Marine Purchased By Management Buyout Group

The management of Raytheon Marine Company (RMC) has successfully purchased the recreational marine products division for $108 million. The management buyout team was backed by the European venture capital firm Mercury Private Equity. Led by CEO Rick Kane,

Saab Control Systems Ordered For Wilhelmsen Product Carriers

The new tanker control system from Saab Marine Electronics has been ordered for the two 63,000- dwt product carriers under construction at the Uddevalla yard in Sweden for Wilh. Wilhelmsen of Oslo. Included in the Saab system are radar level-gauging in cargo tanks,

Ron H. W r i g h t N a m ed V P - E n g i n e e r i n g For Sperry Gyroscope

Ron H. Wright has been appointed vice president of engineering for the Gyroscope unit of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation, Edwin D. Decker, vice president and general manager of the unit, announced. Mr. Wright, who had been vice president

New Warships Will Transform U.S. Navy

M a r i t i m e Dominance in the 21st Century calls for naval forces that can project power forward, provide assured access in the littoral environment and support a wide variety of joint and combined operations. To meet this challenge, the U.