The Australian marine industry is noted for building large, fast, efficient vessels, primarily for commercial fernpurposes. But as coastal patrol needs grow, so too do the military applications for these amazing breeds. Follow ing is a brief review of some of the recent news from Down Under.
The board of directors of Martin Logicon Energy Company of Pine Bluff and North Little Rock, Ark., recently announced the election of Roger L. Lanier as vice president of Martin Logicon Energy Company, Martin Terminals Company, and Logicon, Inc.
President John F. Sullivan of the Bath Iron Works Corporation, Bath, Maine, has announced the appointment of L. James Gardner as general counsel for the shipyard. Mr. Gardner is the shipyard's first f u l l - t i m e staff attorney. He has extensive experience in corporate,
W. Edward Christiansen Jr. has been appointed vice presidentproduction for the Shipbuilding Group of Pott Industries Inc., according to E. Renshaw, Group president. Mr. Christiansen has had extensive experience in all areas of shipbuilding production from program manager,
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.
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.