Johnson Named Manager Of Shipyard Systems For Hydranautics Hydraulic

John M. Johnson has been promoted to manager of shipyard systems for Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, according to Ed Krabacher, executive vice president and general manager. In his new position, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for sales, product development,


Petronio Elected VP-Engineering At Pool Company Of Houston

B.D. Miller, vice president of Pool Company's Operations Support Services Division, has announced that Nicholas Petronio has been elected vice presidentengineering. He is responsible for all engineering support for the company's three expanding operating units—Pool Well Servicing Company,

Seaworthy Engine Systems Names Wilson To VP Post

David A. O'Neil, president of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc., Essex, Conn., has announced the appointment of Charles W. Wilson to the post of vice president. Mr. Wilson will manage the downtown New York City office and will be Seaworthy's area technical representative.

Research Winches for R/V Maria S. Merian

Seven special winches were supplied by Hatlapa in December 2003 after being tested and demonstrated in the factory. These winches are intended for the new research vessel Maria S. Merian, which will support the vessel Polarstern during operations in the Arctic.

SCI Gets Go-Ahead To Build Nine Ships In South Korea

The New Delhi Government has given the go-ahead to the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to build nine new ships—six 45,000-dwt product tankers and three cellular container vessels—in South Korea at a total cost of $396 million. Originally, SCI wanted to build six of each type,

Alfa Laval Tapped For New Ships

Alfa Laval Taiwan won an order for centrifugal fuel and lube oil cleaning systems and freshwater generators for four 3,500- TEU containerships under construction at CSBC, Kaohsiung, for Yangming Marine Transport Corp., Taiwan. Equipped with a B&W 10L80MC BHR main engine,

North Sea Operators Evaluating New Rig Concept For Long-Term Programs

A new jackup concept, capable of drilling and production operations in more than 100 meters (about 328 feet) of water, is being developed by the rig designer Marathon LeTourneau of Texas, with Christiann Kongsli and Normann Riksen, the Norwegian rig experts.

Bergesen Orders Four Tankers From Hitachi

Norwegian shipping group Bergesen d.y. ordered four 296,000 dwt tankers from Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp. for $263.7 million. Officials said the vessels were all under construction, and one will be delivered in the first quarter of 2000, two in

MarAd Approves Sale Of Delta Line To U.S. Lines

The Maritime Administration has given its approval for United States Lines, Inc. to acquire the ships and other assets of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc. Under the agreement, USL will buy the 11 existing Delta ships and will charter the three being

EC: Spanish Shipyards Owe €308.3M

The Spanish shipbuilding establishment received a financial blow when the European Commission ruled last month that aid provided was not in line with EC rules on State aid to shipbuilding. In a nutshell, Izar owes 6 308.3 million, plus interest,