The 273,117-dwt VLCC World Champion owned by World-Wide Shipping of Hong Kong recently became the 500th ship to be coated by Jotun's Seaconomy, a low-cost, selfpolishing antifouling said to give a drydocking interval of 30 months. The range of
Grow Group, Inc. has announced the merger of its Devoe Prufcoat Division and Napko Corporation, effective February 1, 1986. The merged entity is Devoe Napko Protective Coatings, a Division of Grow Group. Napko was acquired by Grow Group, Inc. from The O'Brien Corporation on May 3, 1985.
—Literature Available A new concept in rudder-shaft bearings, developed by Thomson-Gordon Limited of Burlington, Ontario, can reduce initial cost and increase wear life for ocean-going vessels, Great Lakes ships and smaller vessels down to 200 tons.
A hardware/software package used to monitor ship fuel consumption and propulsion engine efficiency, was announced recently by Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS), Stamford, Conn., and Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. (SES) of Essex, Conn. Albert C.
The appointment of Christopher J. Jacobs, assuming the dual roles of vice president, marketing, and director of international operations, has been announced by Contromatics' president John P. Kempton. In this new management position, Mr. Jacobs is
Literature is available describing a new high-performance, single station level s w i t c h f r om GEMS designed to operate a remote alarm or indicator, or to control pumps or other equipment. Made of all PVC, including wire leads, the switch
Designed specifically to handle hydrocarbons, c o r r o s i v e media, and other difficult applications, the Norris M285 Series butterfly valve is a long-life, positive-shutoff valve that meets ANSI B16.5 Code for pressure and temperature ratings of Class 150 flanges.