Texaco VLCC Officers First In U.S. To Use Shiphandling Simulator

A computerized shiphandling simulator to train deck officers of supertankers and other ships began operations in February at LaGuardia Airport's Marine Air Terminal, New York City, with a group of marine officers of Texaco Inc. and subsidiary companies.


Bethlehem Steel Consolidation At Sparrows Point Strengthens Competitive Position

Wider Range Of Services Offered The new Baltimore Marine Division of Bethlehem Steel Corporation "will make us more competitive and will enable us to respond to the needs of the reduced marketplace more effectively," declared David H. Klinges, president, marine construction.

KMY To Consult on Icebreaker

Kvaerner Masa Marine (KMM) and Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Center (MARC), both part of the Kvaerner Masa-Yards Group, were recently awarded a contract to provide ice breaking consulting services and model testing for the USCG Great Lakes Icebreaker currently

Bath Iron Works Plans New $46.7-Million Portland Yard

Calling it the largest port development in the state's peacetime history, Maine Governor Joseph Brennan has announced the State of Maine and the City of Portland have signed a memorandum of intent with Bath Iron Works for a $46.7-million expansion at the Port of Portland.

SNAME Announces 1983 Committee Chairmen

C.L. French, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the society's committee chairmen for 1983. STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Advisory Public Service Committee — Donald P. Courtsal, treasurer, Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Planning Research And Morris Guralnick Work On $500,000 Project

Planning Research Corporation (PRC) Marine Systems Division, 1850 K Street N.W., International Square, Washington, D.C. 20006, will team with Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. in a $500,000 project to provide planning and engineering s e r v i c e s f o r the U.

Levingston, CNC Sign Agreement To Build Jackups At La Ciotat

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., Orange, Texas, announced that a license agreement has been signed between Levingston Marine Corporation and Chantiers Navals de La Ciotat (CNC), under which CNC will build the Levingston Class

NASSCO Expanding Facilities To Build 150,000-Ton Tankers

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has announced expansion of its shipbuilding facilities at San Diego, Calif. NASSCO is owned 50 percent each by Kaiser Industries Corporation and by Morrison-Knudsen Company and is under the management direction of Kaiser Industries Corporation.

Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation

Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.

Bender Shipyard Builds Own Floating Drydock

Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, Ala., has begun construction of a large floating drydock which will expand the yard's ship repair capabilities. The drydock will be able to handle ships up to 700 feet long and 20,000 deadweight tons.

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