C. Larry French has been appointed chairman of the board and chief executive officer of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company of San Diego, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company. In other promotions, Richard H. Vortmann has been named president and chief operating officer,
The newly formed subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Rohr Marine, Inc., will handle the recently announced award of a $159.9-million contract from the U.S. Navy for design, component verification- testing and long-lead procurement for a 3,000-ton Surface Effect Ship (3KSES), according to Fred W.
MacLean C. Shakshober has been named vice president of design and engineering at Upper Peninsula Shipbuilding Co. (UPSCO), Ontonagan, Mich. UPSCO, a new construction and repair shipyard, utilizes the most advanced design and steel fabrication technology in the construction of tugs,
Michael M. Scheidt has been promoted to vice president-marketing and sales of American Steamship Company (ASC), Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement was made by ASC's senior vice president, Ned A. Smith. Mr. Scheidt will be actively involved with the
Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive o f f i c e r of Moore McCormack Lines, Incorporated, has announced that Vincent Fiorenza, assistant vice president- cost and subsidy, will be assuming additional responsibilities for directing the purchasing and inventory departments.
A new partnership, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations, has been formed to operate a fleet of self-propelled, self elevating offshore workboats. The partnership was formed by Blue Streak Marine, Inc., a selfelevating vessel operating company, Belle Chasse, La.
Joseph R. Stadelman has been named to head the Morgan Engineering unit of AMCA International Corporation. As general manager of that operating unit, Mr. Stadelman is also a vice president of the Equipment Systems Division within which Morgan Engineering operates.
Royal Viking Line A/S, Norwegian^ flag world cruise line, has named Erland M. Raastad managing director in the Oslo headquarters.' iBased in Oslo, Royal Viking Line A / S is the parent company of* Royal Viking Line, and handles all operations for the three-vessel fleet —Royal Viking Star,
Comsat Maritime Services recently introduced its new SeaMail® service, a satellite-based electronic mail service for mariners. According to John R. O'Brien Jr., Comsat's vice president of marketing and program management, "The new SeaMail electronic
Ruddie E. Irizarry has been named deputy executive director of the Puerto Rico Maritime Shipping Authority, it was announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by PRMSA's executive director Roberto Lugo D'Acosta. Mr. Irizarry becomes PRMSA's second highest official,