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First Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Built On U.S. East Coast Christened At Bethlehem Steel's Baltimore, Md. Shipyard

The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the U.S., was christened on December 10, 1973, at Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard, '.Baltimore, Md. It was delivered to Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company of New Orleans, La.


Representatives Meet For First Time In Bahrain

Seventeen representatives from ASRY's 14 ship repair agencies are shown above meeting for the first time in Bahrain. It was a truly international meeting with the 14 different agency nationalities being entertained by Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard management,

C.F. Bean Corp. Names Charles R. Barron VP

The board of directors, C.F. Bean Corporation, One Shell Square, New Orleans, La. 70139, has named Charles R. (Yogi) Barron, vice president, Bean International Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.F. Bean Corporation. Mr. Barron will be

Halter Marine Delivers Crewboat For Service In Arabian Gulf

A new offshore crewboat, eighth in a series built for the same owner, has been delivered by Halter Marine Services, Inc., Chalmette (La.) Division, to Gray Mackenzie and Company, Ltd., Bahrain. The new vessel is the Grayflier, a 78-foot crewboat whose home port will be Dubai.

New Pacific Coast Shipping Association Invites Membership

The newly formed Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in S'an Francisco, Calif., is launching a move to bring into its ranks a broad range of West Coast shipping and commercial interests, including foreign-flag steamship companies. At the start of the year,

Alaska Asks For Bids To Stretchout And Modify The M / V Matanuska

The State of Alaska will solicit formal bids on the stretchout and modification project on the M/V Matanuska in the near future. The Matanuska is a ferry owned and operated by the State of Alaska. It is 356 feet long, to be lengthened with the addition of a new midbody to 408 feet.

Selective Calling System Saves Time For Oceangoing Tankers And River Vessels

A new selective calling system is helping AMOCO solve the problem of putting marine radiotelephone calls through promptly to its fleet of vessels scattered around the world. On the inland waterways, barge owners are using the same system to dial

$7.8-Million Hose System Order To Uniroyal —Literature Available

A $7.8-million contract to supply two new marine hose systems, for use in loading tankers anchored to offshore terminals in the Gulf of Campeche, has been awarded to Uniroyal International of Oxford, Conn., by Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico's national petroleum production company.

Avondale To Construct Two Multi-Product Ships For Ogden Marine

Ogden Corporation, 277 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, has announced that Ogden Marine, Inc. will construct two U.S.- fiag 42,000-ton multi-product vessels at Avondale Shipyards. A long-term charter has been entered into for one vessel. These ships,

M a r A d Approves Title XI C o v e r i n g $ 3 6 - M i l l i on Conversion Of 'Lurline'

The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application from Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, for a Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of the roll-on/roll-off trailership Lurline. The reconstruction of the ship,

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