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Viking Introduces Ship Evacuation Slide

—Literature Available The efficiency of evacuating high density passenger vessels with high freeboard has been greatly increased by borrowing an idea from the airline industry. Viking Life Saving Equipment has developed a marine escape slide (MES).

 

Four Directors Elected At Levingston Industries

Edward E. Paden, president of Levingston Industries, Inc., announced the election recently of Jesse M. Calhoon, Jim I. Graves, Ned J. Marandino, and Rear Adm. Charles N. Payne, USN (ret.) to the board of directors of Levingston Industries, Inc., a Texas-based corporation.

Schaffran Offers Advanced, Compact Controllable Pitch Propeller

—Color Literature Available— Since delivering their first controllable- pitch propeller (CPP) systems to Menzer Werft for use aboard a new 22-knot police boat two decades ago, Schaffran Propeller Lehne & Co. GmbH & Co. KG, Liibeck, West Germany,

Allen Named Director Of MDTSCO Washington Operations Divison

Richard J. Allen, formerly fiscal management director of McDonnell Douglas Technical Services Company (MDTSCO), has been appointed director of the firm's new Washington (D.C.) Operations Division. He replaces Charles A. Jacobson, who was recently

Unitor Announces New Owner Structure

Unitor Ships Service AS recently reported that its major stockholder, Hafslund of Norway (a major power, paper and medical holding company), has successfully completed the sale of its 44.5 percent share in Unitor to a number of individual Norwegian and U.

Marco-Seattle Awarded Cargo Ship Conversion

Sunmar Shipping, Inc. has awarded a contract to Marco-Seattle for the conversion of the M/V Sunmar Sea from a general cargo vessel to a modern refrigerated vessel to be used in the trade between Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. According to Sunmar president Hans W.

Comsat To Provide Low-Cost Standard-C Messaging Service

Comsat Maritime Services recently announced its intention to provide a new, low-cost satellite data and messaging service, known as Standard-C, through its two coast earth stations and the International Maritime Satellite Organization (Inmarsat).

GE Turbines Will Power Two Coal-Fired Ships In Australian Trade

Coal-fired steamships are making a comeback on the high seas. Bulkships, limited of Sydney, has ordered two 75,750-dwt bulk carriers to serve the Australian bauxite trade. The c o a l - f i r ed steamships will be powered by General Electric Company geared marine steam turbines.

$19.9-Million Contract Awarded Tracor By Navy

Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a multiyear contract from the U.S. Navy Electronic Systems Engineering Activity, St. Inigoes, Md., to provide engineering support services for test and evaluation programs. William C. Moyer, Ph.D., group vice president of Tracor Applied Sciences,

Marland Receives Contract For Six 1,000-Gph Mil-Spec Reverse Osmosis Purifiers

—Literature Available Bob Daniels, president of Marland Environmental Systems Inc., Lorton, Va., recently announced the company's receipt of a contract for six military Reverse Osmosis Purification Systems (MMS-1000). The order, valued in excess of $1,

 
 
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