James J. Murphy has been appointed vice president-marketing for the Marine Group of General Dynamics. P. Takis Veliotis, General Dynamics' e x e c u t i v e vice president-marine, who made the a n n o u n c e m e n t , said that Mr. Murphy will
The Los Angeles Division of Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation recently launched the U.S. Navy guided- missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG-61) at ceremonies at the San Pedro yard. The principal speaker at the event was the Hon. Elton Gallegly, Congressman, 21st District, California.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Fleet No. 45 (shown above), a 185-foot by 40-foot by 14-foot supply/fire-fighting vessel from Quality Shipyards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company, located in Houma, La.
The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corporation (SENESCO) began its a major overhaul on the Albatross IV at the company's Quonset Point headquarters in December 2002. Launched in 1962, the Albatross IV is the second oldest in a fleet of 15
Larry N. Hairston has been appointed executive director of marketing for Textron Marine Systems of New Orleans, La. Mr. Hairston will be responsible for developing and implementing all marketing strategies and evolving a continuing strategic plan
Magellan Systems Corporation, Monrovia, Calif., recently unveiled three products that make use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The GPS NAV 1000, made specifically for marine application, provides an advantage over some other receivers with its portability.
Robert S. Matthews, manager of Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring Company's Gulfport, Miss., operations has been appointed vice president of that firm. The appointment is the second major promotion Mr. Matthews has received within six months, having only recently received his managerial title.
U.S. shipbuilder Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed an agreement with the World City Corporation, Oslo, Norway, to prepare and submit a firm offer and delivery schedule for the construction of what would be the world's largest cruise ship.
Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation of Houston has completed the acquisition of the assets of Seahorse, Inc., including 92 marine service vessels, according to an announcement by Kenneth W. Waldorf, Zapata Gulf chairman and chief executive officer.
*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin