McMullen honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Some of the industry's biggest players and supporters were present to honor Admiral James Loy and Grace Allen at the 26th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner on June 17 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
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.
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. (HUD) have formed a new subsidiary company — Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders (HK) Ltd. The company will act as agents for a number of major overseas ship repairing companies and will liaise with local shipowners requiring docking and repair work overseas.
Boyd E. (Butch) King was appointed CEO of VT Halter Marine Inc. at the beginning of the month. King most recently served as a senior associate with Booz Allen and Hamilton, consulting on various logistical support projects. Among others, this included
National Steel & Shipbuilding Co., of San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to convert a San Clemente-class tanker into a 1,000-bed hospital ship, according to the shipyard's parent company, Morrison- Knudsen Co. Inc. of Boise, Idaho.
The biggest application to date of the Aquamaster azimuth propulsion units manufactured by Hollming Ltd. Engineering Works in Rauma, Finland, is in a 5,000-dwt selfunloading cement carrier built by Sahab Shipyard in Malaysia for Perbadanan National Shipping Line of Kuala Lumpur.
Ferruzzi group company Fermar, one of Italy's leading privately owned shipping operators, has placed a contract with the statecontrolled shipbuilding organization Fincantieri for a 30,000-dwt products carrier. The newbuilding is reported to have commanded a price in the region of $53.
Miami, Florida, February 28-March 3 Conference & Exhibition Expanded Following its sell-out success in February 1988, the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference and Exhibition, now in its fifth year, is to be expanded by an extra day and moved to a new and larger venue in Miami.
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,
The Trinity Marine Group, reportedly the largest builder of small ships in the U.S., has entered the megayacht field with the establishment of Trinity Yachts, Inc. and the start of construction of the 97-foot, all-aluminum motor yacht Leda, designed by MPS-Gilgenast.