World's Largest Refrigerated Cargo Ship, Built By Danyard A/S, Enters Service —First Of Class—

One-Man Control Of All Ship Functions, Port To Port Possible With Sperry Marine Route Control System Integrated With ICS System The recent entry into service of the 765,650-cubic-foot reefer Ditlev Lauritzen can be described as historic for a number of very good reasons.


Halter Completes Five-Boat Contract For Pelham Marine

Halter Marine, Inc. recently completed a five-vessel contract with Pelham Marine, Inc., New Orleans, with the delivery of three supply boats within 33 days of each other. Two 163 by 38-foot supply boats, the Edith Pelham and Sydney Pelham, were delivered within four days of each other,

Nav-Com And Simrad Co-Host Navigation Seminar

A marine navigation seminar, jointly sponsored by Nav-Com Incorporated of North Lindenhurst, Long Island, N.Y., and Simrad, Incorporated of Armonk, N.Y., was attended by representatives of major shipping companies, tanker fleets, tug operations,

GM-Powered Utility Vessel Delivered By Hudson Shipbuilders

Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) of Pascagoula, Miss., recently delivered its second vessel, the Graysearch, to Gray Mac- Kenzie Company, Ltd. of Bahrain. The new vessel will join the already sizable fleet now operated by Gray MacKenzie in the Arabian Gulf.

Bay-Houston Towing Announces $10.6-Million Expansion Program

A $10.6-million expansion program by Bay-Houston Towing Company was announced by W.D. Haden II, chairman of the board, as he disclosed the signing of contracts for four new tugs and option on an additional two vessels. One tug, the 4,200-hp Captain W.

27 New Members Elected To American Bureau Of Shipping

Twenty-seven maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society held in New York City on September 19. This brings to 406 the number of ABS Members.

Mangone Delivers Advanced Offshore Research Vessel

Mangone Shipbuilding Company recently delivered the Western Narrows, an ultramodern, geophysical research and survey vessel with SCR (silicon-controlled r e c t i f i e r ) diesel-electric propulsion, to Western Geophysical Company of Houston.

Maximum Vessel Length To Transit Seaway Is Increased

U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Administrator Stanford E. Parris announced that the maximum vessel length to transit the St. Lawrence Seaway and its 15 locks has been increased from 730 (222.5 m) to 740 ft.(225.5m)—the first

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