A & B Industries
Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston, Texas, has just signed a contract to purchase Marathon LeTourneau's first 150-44-C shallow- draft self-contained, self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform. The announcement was made jointly by Clay Chiles,
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. on Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently delivered the luxury cruise vessel Executive Explorer, a catamaran designed to carry 49 passengers, to Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc. of Seattle. The 104-foot, four-deck
The latest addition to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans' fisheries patrol fleet, the Leonard J. Cowley, is the largest and most sophisticated vessel of her type in Canada. Operating out of St. John's, Newfoundland, her major function
—Literature Available NAV-COM Incorporated, Deer Park, N.Y., has been named an official value-added reseller for the line of portable computers manufactured by GRiD systems Corporation. The GRiD computers have been integrated into NAV-COM's BUSISHIP marine management information system,
Talon Technology Corporation, Richardson, Texas, was organized recently to provide mobile satellite data communications systems and consulting services to the petroleum, marine, and defense industries. Lynn B. Heitman is president of the new company,
—Literature Available KVH Industries, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets microprocessor- based electronic heading sensors and compass systems for marine, military, communications and industrial applications. Two recent KVH products are
Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contracts to supply the twin-screw controllable-pitch (CP) propeller systems for the Navy fleet oilers TAOs 198, 200, 202 and 204. Avondale Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc.
Avondale Industries Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $319-million contract by the U.S. Navy to construct three T-AO-187 Class fleet oilers. Each of the Henry J. Kaiser Class oilers will have a displacement of 40,700 tons, length of 677-1/2 feet, and beam of 97-1/2 feet.
Franco Viezzoli, president of Finmeccanica, one of Italy's largest and most advanced industrial groups, has announced the establishment of Italian Advanced Industries, Inc. in Washington, D.C. Ownership of the new company is shared by Finmeccanica, Aeritalia, Alfa Romeo, Ansaldo and V.