Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081.
A new mono-hull form having motion characteristics almost equivalent to many semi-submersibles in operational sea states has been developed and marketed by Waller Marine, Inc., a Houston-based marine design and construction organization. The concept, originally conceived and patented by F.
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.
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc., of Houston, Texas, has developed a high-speed, multi-mission work-boat for series production. The all aluminum catamaran design has a length of 36 feet 6 inches, a beam of 14 feet and a draft of 1 foot 4 inches.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has issued a "Call For Papers" to be delivered at the 1985 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) to be held in the Astrohall, Houston, Texas, May 6 - 9, 1985. A 200 to 300-word abstract should
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass.—a leading supplier of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems—has named Erwin (Ed) D. Green Great Lakes regional manager, and has appointed Carl R. Nielson sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. In their respective positions,
Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced plans for a new type of drilling and production platform capable of operating in 2,000-foot waters, twice as deep as the previous record. The company expects the new platform to be operating in the North Sea in four years.
Stuart Marine International, Inc., a Houston-based consulting firm, has developed what it calls a "revolutionary method" to retrofit a double hull to an existing single hull tanker to meet the double hull requirements in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
A new technical committee, the Offshore Committee, has been formed by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Its purpose is to give wider emphasis to the offshore aspects of naval architecture and ocean engineering than heretofore,