Traditionally, at the last scheduled meeting of the year, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers reserves the occasion for honoring its past chairmen. Robert E. Apple, outgoing chairman for the year,
A $5-million contract for SMATCO deck equipment and Pnu- Tanks has been signed by TBW Industries of Houma, La., which will provide the equipment for MacLaren Shipyard of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MacLaren is currently building 14 supply boats on orders placed by Brazilian offshore operators.
M.A.N. (Maschinenfabrik Augsburg- Nurenberg) AG, West Germany, and Brons Industrie N.V., Appingedam, the Netherlands, have signed a licensing agreement covering the construction and sale of M.A.N, four-stroke engines of type L/V 20/27 and ASL/ASV 25/30 with outputs ranging from 400 to 4,