Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
Finn Olander, president and chief executive officer of Hempel's Marine Paints, Inc., New York, N.Y., recently announced the appointment of Jack E. Hickey as technical director of the company's U.S. operations. Hempel's Marine Paints, in expanding their operations in North America,
L.C. Ackerman, Charles H. Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952.
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has appointed Vincent Cannaliato Jr. chairperson, and Thomas J. Smith a member of the Advisory Board to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Mr. Cannaliato, vice president, corporate finance department, Kidder, Peabody & Co.
The U.S. Navy has announced the award of a $9 million contract to MarineSafety International (MSI) for shiphandling training services through 1996. The training is a continuation and expansion of services performed since 1987 at the MSI Newport, Rhode Island facility.
A unit of Raymond International Inc., Houston, Texas, recently purchased a crane ship from an Italian firm for $34.5 million, according to Henry F. LeMieux, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. LeMieux said that Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc.
The executive board of Hapag- Lloyd AG, Hamburg, West Germany, recently announced that Hans D. Druegg, president and chief executive officer of Hapag- Lloyd (America) Inc., will assume an executive position in Hapag-Lloyd's European marketing and sales organization.
Shipping and Maritime Offshore Exhibition & Conference 6 - 1 0 May 1985 Nor-Shipping '85, the tenth in this series of compact, high-quality shipping exhibitions and conferences, will be held May 6-10 at the Sjolyst Exhibition Centre in Oslo.
The Penn Central Corporation's Marathon Manufacturing Company has signed $326 million in contracts with the Rowan Companies, Inc. for the construction of eight offshore oil and gas mobile drilling rigs. Marathon's marine construction order backlog now totals 43 rigs,
naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.