On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to complete system design for the Navy's advanced, 21st century surface combatant, DD(X). The initial design contract, which spans over four years has a total value of approximately $2.
Jim Bross has been promoted to director of sales for Inventory Locator Service, Inc. (ILS), it was recently announced by ILS president Fred Meyer. Mr. Bross will be sales director for the aviation, marine, power and telecommunications data base services.
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
Carl R. Meurk, executive vice president of Todd Pacific Shipyards, was the recipient of the National Management Association's Silver Knight award in the NMA Todd Seattle Chapter's special presentation recently at the Tyee Yacht Club. The Silver
Integrated Ferry Constructors Ltd. (IFC) of North Vancouver, the company managing construction of British Columbia's first superferry for the B.C. Ferry Corporation, will build the stern section (Block A) of the ship's hull in Victoria using the workforce
Sulzer Brothers Ltd. has agreed to sell a majority of the shares of its subsidiary Sulzer Diesel Ltd. in equal parts to Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA of Trieste, Italy, and a German consortium of Bremer Vulkan AG of Bremen, and Deutsche Maschinen- und Schiffbau AG of Rostock.
Contracts relating to the broad range of ship repairs have not, traditionally, lent themselves to any form of standardization. That could all be changing, London law firm Ince & Co., has made recent effort with Bimco's Documentary Committee to develop a standard ship repair contract.
The U.S. Navy has selected the Bailey Controls' Network 90® distributed control system and field equipment for its YTT-9 Torpedo Test Craft. The craft will perform acceptance tests for advanced undersea weapons systems. Network 90 will provide control,
Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.