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Marine Section, NSC, Presents A w a r d s - Elects Officers At National Convention

At the recent annual convention of the Marine Section, National Safety Council (NSC), held in Chicago, 111., members of the maritime industry were honored with awards for their part in promoting safety. Officers for 1977 also were elected during the conference.


American Arabian Partnership Names John S. Hollett

John S. Hollett has just recently become marketing director of Saudi Arabia Transport Organisation Ltd. (SATOL). SATOL is a partnership between Global Transport Organisation (GTO) of San Francisco, Calif., and the Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Organisation of Saudi Arabia.

Dravo Corporation Launches Most Powerful Towboat For Use On World's Inland Waterways

Dravo Corporation recently launched the most powerful towboat ever .built for use on the world's inland waterways. Splashing into the Ohio River on January 31 at the company's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., the 10,100-horsepower vessel will

No. California SNAME Discusses Ships And Terminals For Nodules Mined From Deep Pacific Ocean

Benjamin Van Cleve Andrews, naval architect, presented a paper entitled "Transport Ships and Marine Terminals for Manganese Nodules Mined from the Deep Pacific Ocean," at a recent dinner meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers,

President Appoints Adm. Rea Commander Third USCG District

President Nixon has nominated Rear Adm. William F. Rea III to command the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area and Third District, headquartered on Governors Island, N.Y., with the rank of vice admiral. Pending Senate confirmation, Admiral Rea will relieve Vice Adm.

United States Navigation Names William Kelly VP

William B. Kelly has been named vice president for sales and marketing of United States Navigation, Inc., it was announced by president Donald F. Wierda. Mr. Kelly was previously managing director-Atlantic for American President Lines in New York,

AWO Elects Stegbauer Chairman Of Board

Frank T. Stegbauer, executive vice president of Southern Towing Company, Memphis, Tenn., and Caruthersville, Mo., was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. at the Association's recent annual meeting held in Washington, D.

14 LNG Tankers Now On Order Use Gaz-Transport Design

It has recently !been announced that the state-owned Algerian Steamship Navigation Co., C.N.- A.N., has ordered three LNG tankers with Gaz-Transport invar membrane design. Two of them, each with a capacity of 129,400 cubic meters, are to foe ibuilt at C.

Biehl's Purchase Of U.S. N a v i g a t i o n Finalized

Biehl & Co., a well-known U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic steamship agency and stevedore, has acquired the major interest in U.S. Navigation, a former subsidiary of Hapag- Lloyd (America) Inc. Hapag-Lloyd decided to divest themselves of U.S. Navigation

TEN Signs Time Charter for Aframax Olympia

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced a new time-charter contract for the Aframax Olympia with a major European charterer. The two-year contract begins in November 2003 upon the expiration of Olympia's current contract. The rate obtained

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