Matson Navigation Company's twin container barges, Haleakala and Mauna Loa, have been christened and are nearing completion at McDermott Shipyard in New Iberia, La. The 350-foot by 64.5-foot barges will enter service early next year in Matson's
Carl B. Hakenjos, vice president of William-McWilliams Co., Inc. in New Orleans, La., was elected president of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. at its recent annual meeting at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans.
Thomas V. Van Dawark, vice president and general manager of Foss Alaska Line, Seattle, Wash., has been named president, Dillingham Maritime-Ocean Transportation Services Division. The announcement was made by David B. Ballash, Dillingham group vice president-maritime.
Delta Shipyard, a unit of Chromalloy American Corporation, has announced the completion of the M/V Echo, a seismic/utility vessel for Shell Oil Company. Primarily for use in the Gulf of Mexico, the M/V Echo is designed for shallow-water operation with a minimum draft of 5 feet 6 inches.
The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil-well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the United States was towed from Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard on February 21 to a site below the Chesapeake Bay bridges, where final sections of the drilling derrick were erected.