Newport News Shipbuilding has laid the keel for its 17th Los Angeles class attack submarine, the Newport News (SSN 750). In a ceremony held recently at the shipyard, the keel was authenticated by Mrs. Nickey Adkins, assisted by Matron of Honor Mrs.
Alabama Shipyard, Inc. delivered Nicole Leigh Reinauer and RTC 135, an articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, built for Reinauer Transportation Companies of New York. Alabama Shipyard designed the 135,000 barrel, 460-ft. (140.2 m) double- hulled barge in compliance with OPA 90 regulations.
The appointment of Capt. Thomas J. Patterson Jr., as deputy superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., has been announced by Adm. Harold E. Shear, (USNret.), Maritime Administrator. Mr. Patterson is a graduate of the academy.
Ivan Monk, currently vice chairman of the board of directors of DeLaval Turbine Inc., assumed leadership of the American Society of Naval Engineers on June 30, 1978, as the 85th president of the Society. The presidential term of the Society is one year.
As tensions ease abroad, the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defense readiness increases in importance. In addition, the service has a central role in several of the most crucial topics facing the U.S. today—marine safety, oil spill prevention and drug smuggling.
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.
Minimizing the risk of a water-borne or delivered terrorist attack is no small responsibility. Maritime Reporter visited recently with U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Stephen M. Midas. Chief, Planning and Risk Management Department, Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, for some insights.
At the annual board of directors meeting of Phillips Cartner & Co., Inc., Alexandria, Va., Dr. John A. Cartner was reelected chairman, Robert W. Urban was elected director, managing principal and chief executive officer, and John A. Kupersmith was
Marinette Marine Corporation (Marinette, Wis.) has been awarded a contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction of 10 Large Yard Repair Berthing and Messing Vessels. The YRBM (L) vessels have a 146-foot overall length, 46-foot beam, and a 688 long ton displacement.
The Waugh Co., Jacksonville, Fla., has obtained the contract to supply the Rockwool TNF Joiner System, consisting of floating floors, linings and partitions, continuous ceilings and doors, to be installed on board the Admiral Cruise Line's S.S.