Signs Of Improvement As Passenger Ship Orders Rise Despite battling what the European Community termed "aggressive, irregular and unfair international competition" from the Far East, European shipyards showed signs of improvement during late 1987 and early 1988.
Eastern Marine Inc., Panama City, Fla., has delivered a harbor/ coastal-type, Z-Drive Class tugboat to the nation's leading producer of nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. The 98-foot, 659-ton M/V Winslow C. Kelsey, built for General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division of Groton, Conn.
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP), recently announced that he and K.W. Waldorf, president of Zapata Marine Service, Inc. of Houston have signed a contract f o r the construction of four large offshore supply/towing vessels.
E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., long a fixture in towing, heavy lift and marine contracting at the Port of New Orleans, has branched into ocean towing. The company announced that three of its powerful tugs, all cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard for offshore work,
SEACO/Elliot manufactures and sells a full product line of inflatable life rafts and personnel rescue platforms and related products for oceangoing vessels, offshore platforms, commercial fishing vessels, corporate and commercial aircraft and various military applications.
—Literature Available A new primer, specially developed for application on damp steel surfaces, was recently introduced by Hempel's Industrial Coatings, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial, offshore and container coatings. Called Hempadur 1557,
The Cahners Exposition Group (CEG) and the Seatrade Organisation recently announced the formation of a joint venture company to organize China's international maritime exhibition, "Marintec China" and "Marintec Offshore China," which has been held in Shanghai every two years since 1981.
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Kenneth W. Waldorf, Zapata Gulf chairman and chief executive officer, has announced. Larry T. Rigdon has been named vice president-domestic
Asea Marine, an operating group of Asea Inc. of White Plains, N.Y., has appointed C.A. Richards & Associates, Inc. of Houston as a manufacturer's representative for marketing and sales of marine electrical equipment for installation on board ships, offshore rigs, and supply vessels.
—Literature Available Magnavox has become one of the first manufacturers to take advantage of a recent decision by INMARSAT to allow satellite ship earth stations to be equipped with two separate telephone identification codes. Magnavox Advanced Products