President of Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., Paul E. Atkinson, after 35 years of employment, has announced his intention to retire from the company at year end. To make the transfer of authority as smooth as possible, Mr. Atkinson submitted his immediate resignation.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point (Md.) shipyard delivered a record-shattering 530,- 000 deadweight tons of shipping in 1976. The yard launched two 265,000- dwt tankers and delivered two during 1976. The year ended with employment slightly down,
It was the annual joint meeting of the three local sections of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Marine Technology Society, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of SNAME acting as the host.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved the applications of Wilmington Trust Company to repay approximately $45 million in construction-differential subsidies (CDS) which the Maritime Administration previously awarded for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.
New n a t i o n a l o f f i c e r s were elected recently by the members of the Marine Technology Society, Washington, D.C. Presidentelect is Gilbert L. Maton, president of Tracor Jitco, Inc. and a founding member of MTS. Ned A. Ostenso, director
Huthnance Drilling Company has awarded Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard a contract for construction of a new jackup rig, the Acadian Spirit. The new rig, expected to be delivered in June 1979, will drill off Louisiana under
A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., well-known steamship owners, agents, brokers and consultants to the maritime industry, has announced the election of Peter Burbank to the office of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the company.
Valmet Corporation of Finland recently formed a new subsidiary, Intec Engineering, Inc. in Houston, with American and Dutch partners. The principal business of the new company is engineering, consulting, and selling its services to the offshore industry.