Bethlehem's Sparrows Point Yard Delivers 530,000 DWT In 1976

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point (Md.) shipyard delivered a record-shattering 530,- 000 deadweight tons of shipping in 1976. The yard launched two 265,000- dwt tankers and delivered two during 1976. The year ended with employment slightly down,


Paul Atkinson Retires, Peter Hepp Elected Sun Ship President

President of Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., Paul E. Atkinson, after 35 years of employment, has announced his intention to retire from the company at year end. To make the transfer of authority as smooth as possible, Mr. Atkinson submitted his immediate resignation.

Bohme Named Product Development Manager For Simpson Timber

appointed product development manager-Northwest for Simpson Timber Company. He succeeds John Gould, who is leaving fulltime employment. Dr. Bohme comes to Simpson from Champion International, where he had been director of the container technology,

Sea Container Affiliate Signs Letter Of Intent For Four Containerships

Sea Containers Atlantic Ltd., the Bermuda affiliate of Sea Containers Inc., One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the signing of a letter of intent with Nippon Kokan K.K., Japan, for the construction of four large containerships.

An Assessment Of The Market For Tankers Of 300,000-DWT And Over

The recent purchase of 450,000- dwt tankers by Exxon, following on closely from the newbuilding orders placed by Bergesen for two 412,000-tonners with segregated ballast tanks, have created a stirring of interest in ULCCs (tankers of 300,000 dwt and over).

A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd. Announces Election Of Officers —Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., well-known steamship owners, agents, brokers and consultants to the maritime industry, has announced the election of Peter Burbank to the office of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the company.

President Signs Murphy Energy Bill

Chairman John M. Murphy of the Ad Hoc Select Committee on the Outer Continental Shelf applauded the signing by President Carter of S. 9, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act Amendments of 1978. The new law establishes a revised statutory regime for

$45-Million Subsidy Repayment Approved

The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved the applications of Wilmington Trust Company to repay approximately $45 million in construction-differential subsidies (CDS) which the Maritime Administration previously awarded for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.

FMC Shipyard Sets Complete Icebreaker-Type Bow On Gas Turbine Powered Tanker

The hull assembly nears completion as the icebreaker-type bow is installed on a new design gas turbine-powered oil tanker under construction at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, Ore. Setting the section as a whole is typical of PMC's modular construction method,

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