The April meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers included a tour of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and a technical session at which the "External Effects Considerations in
Capt. George H. Evans has been appointed general manageroperations of the Mediterranean/ Mid-East Division of Prudential Lines. Captain Evans has had an extensive career in shipping, first as a commander of ships (the British vessels Nailsea Meadow,
William W. Crossman has been named assistant vice president- Marketing of Moore McCormack Bulk Transport, Inc., and assistant vice president-Marketing and Administration of Moore McCormack LNG Transport, Inc., it was announced by Capt. J.A.A. van Lier,
John H. Funke, a recognized transportation expert, has been named vice president of Hansen and Tidemann, Inc. and general manager for Seaspeed Services. Hansen and Tidemann, Inc. are U.S. agents for Seaspeed's rollon/ roll-off shipping service to the Middle East,
James F. Gaffney, general manager, distribution and operations, Texaco Limited London, was recently named president and chief operating officer of Texaco Marine Services Inc. Mr. Gaffney succeeds William R. Cumming who will retire following more than 28 years of service with the company.
Public policy was the focus of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) activities in 1988. Led by a newly appointed Public Policy Committee, the association addressed several important issues relating to marine transportation.
Captain Ralph Diaz was recently elected president of the Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association at the association's recent meeting. The association represents 46 barge and fleet operations in the New Orleans area. Captain Diaz is operations manager for towing and fleeting with T.
Vessel Extractions LLC (VessEx) has launched a service to free ships from hostile situations and sail them to safety. Although the company focuses on repossessing ships for mortgagees, it also assists owners whose ships have been seized, detained, abandoned or stolen.
Swiftships, Inc., recently launched their first privately owned custom motoryacht, the Safe Conduct II, just 16 months after commencing construction. This is the first vessel of its size and type to be built in Louisiana. The overall length of the
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point.