Admiralty Law

Nickum & Spaulding Announces New Executive Appointments — Philip Spaulding Named Chairman

Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., a prominent Pacific Northwest naval architect and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle and Portland, has voted new appointments in its corporate management structure. Philip F. Spaulding, past president,


Russians Buy Oil Barriers From U.S.

Eleanor Chance Swett, president of Offshore Devices, Inc., 91 Dale Street, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02167, announces a $700,000 contract with SUDOIMPORT, the USSR marine trade organization, for six High Seas Oil Pollution Control Barriers. The barriers will be used on the Black Sea,

Cameron Refits Drill Rig 'Western Pacesetter II' In Record-Breaking Five Days

Downtime was cut by approximately twothirds when the Western Pacesetter II, a semisubmersible drilling rig, was refitted at Cameron Offshore Service Inc.'s Industrial Marine Division in Cameron, La., for work in the North Sea. With the cost of rig tow time,

SEA RIDER Infiltrates Small Craft Propulsion Market

The Ferry Transport Company Gestione Governativa Navigazione Laghi, owned by Italian Government, and the Taiwan Coast Guard have ordered Sea Rider propulsion. Gestione Governativa Navigazione Laghi is responsible for ferry transportation on northern Italian lakes Garda, Maggiore and Como.

Moody-Tottrup Brochure Available On Offshore And Marine Industry Services

Moody-Tottrup International, a Reliance Consulting Group Company, has available a new six-page brochure on services it offers to the offshore and marine industry. The publication features a large three-page "marine activity" color photograph over

$11.8-Million Navy Contract Awarded General Ship For Overhaul Of USS Vulcan

General Ship Corporation of Boston, Mass., has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract in the amount of $11.8 million for the regular overhaul of USS Vulcan (AR-5). Under the new contract, Vulcan will arrive in the yard in January 1982 for an ll-1 / - month over- haul.

Imi-Tech Awarded $300,000 In Navy Research Contracts

The Department of the Navy has awarded Imi-Tech Corporation of Elk Grove, 111., two research and development contracts valued at more than $300,000. The first contract involves adapting the company's Solimide® foam, a flexible, fireresistant polyimide insulating material,

Lockheed In Joint Venture With Rendel, Palmer & Tritton To Seek Ocean Engineering Project

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, a major U.S. aerospace company, and Rendel, Palmer and Tritton, a 140-year-old British consulting and design engineering partnership, have entered into an arrangement whereby their combined expertise in ocean engineering

Revised Rules On Mobile Offshore Rigs Issued By Det norske Veritas

Det norske Veritas has issued revised Rules for Classification of Mobile Offshore Units. The new edition supersedes the 1975-edition (with supplement of 1977). The major changes from the previous edition are: More severe requirements to strength of steel structures.

Danger on the High Seas

A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore — one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — Burnett was attacked by pirates.

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