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.
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,
At the invitation of Bath Iron Works (BIW), the members of the Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers were recently treated to a tour of BIW Portland Repair Facility. This operation is the result of the combined efforts of the city,
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,
Nominations are being accepted for the third annual Rear Admiral Halert C. Shepheard Award for Achievement in Merchant Marine Safety. The award is given either for a single outstanding contribution to merchant marine safety, or for dedication to,
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.
The HMAS Adelaide, the first of three guided missile frigates to be built for the A u s t r a l i a n Government, was recently launched at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation Seattle (Wash.) Division. Five others of the same design are being built at Todd- Seattle for the United States Navy.
Appointments of three new vice presidents have been announced by The Ansul Company, Marinette, Wis. They are Hugh M. Laumeister, vice president of Marketing; Leonard R. Kroll, vice president and general manager of the Fire Systems Division; and Henry E.
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.
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.