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.
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,
Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR), the ship repair and conversion facilities of Bollinger Shipyard has gone online with its new service, which aims to save vessel owners and operators money, as well as helping vessels to run more efficiently. The service
Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, a leader in the development of the U.S. Navy's revolutionary Aegis weapons system, retired recently after 42 years of Naval service. His last assignment was a deputy commander for weapons and combat systems at the Naval Sea Systems Command.
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.
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,
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.
Guided Missile Frigate USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG-23) was delivered to the Navy recently after completion of its Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) by the Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, it was announced recently by Len M.