Valmet Corporation's Helsinki Shipyard recently delivered its first passenger vessel, the Birka Princess, built for Birka Line Ab of Mariehamn, Finland. The new liner, which replaces the ferry Prinsessan that was built by Wartsila in 1966 and modernized in 1980,
Navidyne Corporation announces the appointment of James H. Rhodes to the newly created position of director of corporate communications. In that capacity, he will be responsible for all advertising, public relations, and internal communications programs, according to A.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. on Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently delivered the luxury cruise vessel Executive Explorer, a catamaran designed to carry 49 passengers, to Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc. of Seattle. The 104-foot, four-deck
A new Caterpillar-powered tugboat ordered by the Port and Maritime Services Co. Ltd. in Gdansk, is set to play a key role in the ambitious expansion plans of the port authority. Improving the facilities available to customers using the port of Gdansk,
COMSAT Maritime Services recently announced that it has signed an agreement with MCI International (MCII) to interconnect MCII's long distance telephone network with COMSAT coast earth stations for telephone service to and from ships at sea. As a result,
Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager of Omnithruster Inc., has announced the signing of a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e 's agreement with Manotherm B.V. to cover the Benelux countries, and act as service agents in many chief seaports of the world.
Raytheon Company of Lexington, Mass., has established a new office to arrange and manage venture investments for the diversified electronics company. Chairman Thomas L. Phillips said the new enterprise would be coordinated closely with the company's strategic planning function,
Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., a subsidairy of Tracor, Inc., has received a $16-million contract from Waterway Communications System, Inc., according to an announcement by Tracor group vice president William C. Moyer. The contract covers construction and installation of a new,
Avondale Industries Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $319-million contract by the U.S. Navy to construct three T-AO-187 Class fleet oilers. Each of the Henry J. Kaiser Class oilers will have a displacement of 40,700 tons, length of 677-1/2 feet, and beam of 97-1/2 feet.
—Literature Available Campbell Shipyard, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded contracts to construct three more 1,500-toncapacity "Super Pacific" Class tuna purse seiners in addition to two already on order. The 257- by 45- by 26-foot vessels have