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vessels, including ocean tugs, supply and crewboats, and barges. Another Pott sub- sidiary, Gulf Mississippi Marine Corpora- tion, also services the offshore petroleum industry in the Arabian Gulf, as well as the

North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

Pott Industries and its subsidiaries are engaged in marine transportation on the

United States inland and intracoastal water- ways, service worldwide to the offshore pe- troleum industry, and construction and re- pair of towboats, barges and dredges. The

Marine Services Division is headquartered in New Orleans, La.

HNG's other principal lines of business are intrastate natural gas transmission, oil and gas exploration and production, coal mining and production, and marketing of carbon dioxide and other industrial gases.

Bath Iron Works Appoints

Frank Kerr And Fred Kahrl

Two professional appointments to the staff of the vice president, Industrial and Commu- nity Relations, were announced by John F.

Sullivan, president of Bath Iron Works Cor- poration, Bath, Maine: Frank Kerr as man- ager of public and community relations, and

Fred J. Kahrl as employee services ad- ministrator.

Marine Services Division Buys

Remaining Interest In GIMC

Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG),

Houston, Texas, has announced that the Ma- rine Services Division of its wholly owned subsidiary Pott Industries Inc. of St. Louis,

Mo., had purchased the remaining 50 per- cent interest in a previously held joint ven- ture company, Gulf International Marine

Corporation (GIMC).-The Marine Services

Division's previous partner in the joint ven- ture was International Marine Services.

Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

GIMC is engaged ii) the operation of ma- rine service vessels for the offshore petro- leum industry in the Arabian Gulf area and is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab

Emirates. The company currently owns 17

Mr. Kahrl is responsible for employee serv- ices within Bath Iron Works Corporation. Mr.

Kerr is responsible for public, community and government affairs.

Mr. Kerr has been a free-lance writer and communications consultant the past seven years. He is a former newsman (Boston

Herald-Traveler, United Press International,

Ventura Star Free-Press, KUDU radio,

KFMB-TV), and a former public relations manager of the General Dynamics Corpo- ration.

While free-lancing, he wrote for such na- tional magazines as TV Guide, covered the

U.S. Congress as a magazine columnist, wrote and produced documentary motion pictures and television-radio marketing campaigns.

His film credits range from "Friendship 7," the nationally televised story of John Glenn's space Alight, to "In the Wake of Heritage," with Carroll O'Connor (of TV's All in the

Family), about the nation's maritime his- tory. His film awards range from three Cine

Golden Eagles to an Academy Award nomi- nation.

Prior to coming to Bath Iron Works in 1976, Mr. Kahrl was employed as an editor for the Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, with responsibility for the newspaper's State

Desk. He had previously worked for the

Press Herald while attending Bates College, leaving to serve as a Coast Guard aviator in

Alaska, where he later founded and published the Kodiak Island Times.

Sigma Treatment Systems

Appoints Great Lakes Rep

Sigma Treatment Systems, Inc. has ap- pointed Suppliers Marine & Industrial, Inc. as their Great Lakes representative.

George Efthimiou, president of Sigma, announced the appointment in accordance with an agreement reached with Kevin P.

Smith, president of Suppliers.

Sigma Treatment Systems is a marine pol- lution product-oriented company based in

New York, with distribution and manufac- turing facilities at major ports of the world.

Suppliers Marine & Industrial, Inc. also represents Farboil Paint, Gamlen Chemicals,

Line Fast Container and Trailer Systems,

Mariners Astubeco Inc., Boiler & Condenser

Tubing, and Valad Electric Co. for vent and duct heaters. Suppliers also provides various engine room spares such as pumps, turbines, diesel spares, and surplus equipment.

Further information on Sigma Sewage

Treatment Systems may be obtained by writing to George B. Efthimiou, Sigma

Treatment Systems, Inc., 603 Dean Street,

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11238. (reproduced with the authorization of

S.M.A. No. 27 of January 22, 1974)

P.O. BOX N. 1395 GENOA, ITALY 16100

CABLE MOLOGIANO GENOA, Telex 27090 OARN, Telephone 283801

U.S.A. Correspondent

Continental Marine Agency, Inc. (James R. Porter), 250 Park Avenue, Suite 815, New York, N.Y. 10017


SHIP REPAIRS - GENOA, ITALY (Fincantieri Group)

Overhauls and repairs of any kind and size of main and auxiliary engines (steam, diesel and electric).

Hull Repairs and Conversions up to 350,000 Dwt

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