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,
The American Society of Naval Engineers, Delaware Valley Chapter, Philadelphia, Pa., held a recent meeting at the Officer's Club, U.S. Naval Base, Philadelphia. Following a social hour and dinner, Chapter chairman Capt. Ray Pierce formally opened
Ivan Monk, currently vice chairman of the board of directors of DeLaval Turbine Inc., assumed leadership of the American Society of Naval Engineers on June 30, 1978, as the 85th president of the Society. The presidential term of the Society is one year.
A musical salute to "Merchant Marine Heroes From the Past," and brief, dignified tributes to the merchant marine industry of the present were the highlights of the Port of New York-New Jersey National Maritime Day ceremonies held Monday, May 22,
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
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.
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.
Kenneth H. Passe has been named manager, offshore operations- Pacific Northwest for American President Lines, Ltd., assuming the position held by Capt. Harry Greenwood, who has retired after almost 27 years of service with APL and its former subsidiary, American Mail Line.
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.
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.