De Laval Separator Establishes Marine- Offshore Sales Dept

The De Laval Separator Company has established a Marine/ Offshore Sales Department to provide increased service to this rapidly growing segment of the company's markets. Robert J. Wimmer has been named national sales manager for the new department.


Gems Roli Provides Continuous Level Indication For Deep Tanks

A unique, roll-out linear insert to provide continuous level indication in deep tanks is now available from Gems Sensors Division, Plainville, Conn. The unit is readily adaptable for use in inaccessible or difficult tanks as well. Called the Gems Roli,

Ron Zeller Appointed President Of Miami-Based Norwegian Caribbean Lines

Ron Zeller has been appointed president and chief executive officer of N o r w e g i a n Caribbean Lines (NCL), succeeding Norwegian Helge Naarstad, who is relocating to another position with the company in Norway. Mr. Zeller has been legal counsel f o r NCL f o r the past 10 years,

Fred S. Sherman Elected AIMS Board Chairman

A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.

BP's Shafts are Oil-Free

Four 185,000 dwt Alaskan-class tankers that will soon be carrying oil along the U.S. West Coast feature the latest innovations in safe-ship design, including Thordon COMPAC waterlubricated propeller shaft bearings. During the design phase of the

Alexander Industries Named Agent For Clow/Greenberg

—Free Brochure Available Alexander Industries, Inc. of New Orleans and Houston, a specialist in supplying the marine and offshore industries, has been appointed Gulf Coast agent for Clow/Greenberg bronze marine valves and fittings. According to Alexander vice president Jim Bishop,

Offshore Construction For $50-Million Pipeline Goes To J. Ray McDermott

Houston Pipe Line Company and Valley Pipe Lines, Inc., Offshore Division, both subsidiaries of Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG), have announced plans to construct a 92-mile, 20- inch gas pipeline in state waters off Padre Island, Texas. When completed,

MarAd Approves Noble-National Title XI 'Guarantee

The Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Noble-National Joint Venture, 1924 South Utica, Suite 600, Tulsa, Okla., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing

El Paso Announces Proposed Offerings

Five subsidiaries of The El Paso Company, Houston, Texas 77001, announce proposed offerings of an aggregate of $30,864,000 United States Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds, Series P and Q, subject to approval of the Maritime Administration.

Thistle Field Drilling Started By Santa Fe

E.L. Shannon Jr., president of Santa Fe International Corp., Orange, Calif., has announced that development drilling has started in Thistle Field in Block 211/18 in the North Sea. Mr. Shannon said the first production well began drilling October 27,