The U.S. Government is assisting an industry-sponsored program to study and test models of ocean platforms shaped like giant concrete bubbles, each capable of holding enough fuel for 500,000 cars on a crosscountry trip. These unique vessels, called Tuned Spheres,
Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, held christening ceremonies for the M/V Ogden Dynachem, the first of two 42,000- dwt chemical product carriers currently being built for Ogden Marine, Inc. Mrs. Doris Bricker, wife of William H.
Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, Alberta, BP Petroleum Development Limited, and London and Scottish Marine Oil p.l.c., both of London, England, announced recently that agreement has been reached for the sale to BP and LASMO of Dome's shareholding in companies which,
1976 was a year of contrast for world bulk shipping. In the dry cargo trades some semblance of stability was i n t r o d u c e d into freight rates, which ended the year at virtually the same levels as at its beginning by the upturn in world economic activity.