NDTA Honors Tom Crowley

Thomas B. Crowley, board chairman and president of Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been named "Transportation Man of the Year" by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). This honor is bestowed


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.

N.Y. SNAME, NYPE, IME And ASNE Joint Meeting Hears Paper On Silencing Marine Gas Turbines

The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held a joint meeting with The Society of'Marine Port Engineers, the Institute of Marine Engineers, and the American Society of Naval Engineers on December 1'2,

Hansen And Tidemann Name John Funke VP —Seaspeed Services

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,

Maritime Services Moves To Expanded Facilities

Maritime Services Corporation (MSC) has moved to expanded facilities according to George Selfridge, CEO. The new facilities will more than triple office, warehouse and manufacturing space. Located on 3.5 acres of light industrial land in Hood River, Ore.

Recent U.S. Navy Flag Officer Nominations

The Secretary of Defense recently announced the following Presidential flag officer appointments: Rear Adm. James F. Dorsey Jr., USN, for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as Commander Third Fleet. Rear Adm. Henry H. Mauz Jr.

Swiftships Launches Detroit Diesel-Powered Custom Motoryacht

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

Combustion Engineering A w a r d ed $ 7 M i l l i o n In N a v y Boiler Contracts

Combustion Engineering, Inc. (C-E), Windsor, Conn., has been awarded three separate contracts for boilers and related equipment to be installed on U.S. Navy ships, the company recently announced. Under the contracts, valued at approximately $7 million,

75-Page Book On How To Survive Abandoning Ship Offered By Viking

Having the right safety equipment aboard is the most effective way of reducing the life-threatening aspects of abandoning ship at sea. Add a thorough knowledge of survival techniques and the possibilities of living to tell about such an adventure increase dramatically.

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.

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