Milestone In Newport News Shipbuilding's 100th Anniversary Celebration The U.S. Navy's fifth nuclearpowered aircraft carrier, Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), came alive recently at the Newport News Shipbuilding yard, Newport News, Va., 16 months ahead of schedule and $80 million under budget.
Frank W. Amason has joined Worthington Pump Inc. as general manager of the company's Taneytown, Md., pump manufacturing plant. Mr. Amason was previously vice president, operations of the Glendora, Calif., plant of Johnston Pump. Prior to joining Johnston in 1973,
W a r t s i l a V a s a 4 6 M a i n Engines To Power UBC's N e w R O / R O Vessel Building At HHI In Korea
English United Baltic Corporation's new RO/RO vessel will be equipped with Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 46-type main engines. The 13,000-dwt vessel, under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in Ulsan, Korea, will have a father-and-son
Downtime was cut by approximately twothirds when the Western Pacesetter II, a semisubmersible drilling rig, was refitted at Cameron Offshore Service Inc.'s Industrial Marine Division in Cameron, La., for work in the North Sea. With the cost of rig tow time,
George F. Lowman, chairman and chief executive officer of Farrell Lines Incorporated, has announced a realignment of executive personnel. These changes, effective immediately, are planned so that the company can render more efficient service to
P r e s i d e n t R e a g a n has announced his intention to nominate John Gaughan as Administrator of the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. Mr. Gaughan is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs for DOT.
Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. of Metairie, La., is offering the Robertson Multipurpose Pilot (RMP), a family of intelligent vessel control systems designed for precision vessel maneuvering and dynamic positioning. According to Robertson Marine,
In all probability, the changes taking place in Europe will have a profound impact on the way ocean carriers do business in the years ahead. Of course, no one can predict exactly what the European economy will look like in 1992. While many people
Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has completed an agreement to purchase a package of five vessels from Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. According to an announcement by John P. Laborde, Tidewater chairman and chief executive officer,
Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.