Speed to Spare

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.


Training the Trainer to Keep Knowledge Afloat

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding invests to maintain its skilled workforce. Shipbuilding, like other industries that rely on a skilled workforce, faces a serious problem: an alarming "knowledge loss" in the area of specialized machining.


Naval shipyards have been in operation in the U.S. for over 180 years and, with the private sector, share the mission of providing adequate naval and maritime resources to meet national defense requirements in times of peace and conflict. These shipyards

Radm. Nunneley New President Of ASNE

Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN, Director, Maintenance and Modernization Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-43) was installed as president of the American Society of Naval Engineers at the Society's annual turnover dinner at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.

API Announces 1980 T a n k e r Conference Set For M a y 11-14

Adm. John B. Hayes, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will be the keynote speaker at the American Petroleum Institute's 1980 tanker conference, May 11- 14, at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif. The conference, which has the theme "Tankers — Energy Lifelines for a New Decade,

U.S. Maritime Operations Cited For Outstanding Safety Records

Some two dozen United States maritime enterprises, including operators of ocean tankers, general cargoliner vessels, stevedoring and marine terminal facilities, towboats and military ships and shipyards were cited for outstanding records in industry safety.

New Service Frees Ships From Hostile Situations

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.

Anastassios Fondaras Elected Chairman Tuned Sphere Int'l

Anastassios Fondaras was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Tuned Sphere International, Inc., designers and builders of spherical-hulled offshore vessels, filling an existing vacancy. Tuned Sphere International is a subsidiary of Energy Systems Corporation,

NORSHIPCO Completes Conversion of Crane Ship (T-ACS 9) For Navy

The Navy's newest crane ship, SS Green Mountain State (T-ACS 9), was named recently during a ceremony at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation, in Norfolk, Va. The ship, named for the state of Vermont, will be under the operational control of the Navy's Military Sealift Command.

Nominations Are Open For Shepheard Award For Maritime Safety

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,

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