Port Of New Orleans Mariners Club Elects New Officers & Directors

The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, La., recently announced t h e i r new o f f i c e r s f or 1980. Elected by the board of directors are: president, Frank A.

Courtenay of Courtenay, Forstall & Grace, admiralty attorneys; vice president, William V. Trufant Jr. of G & M Marine, Inc., marine underwriters; secretary, Robert L. McKee of John A. McKee & Co., Inc., marine surveyors; and treasurer, Henry N. Feste of Albert R. Lee & Co. (Southern), Inc., marine surveyors.

Elected to the board of directors for a three-year term were past president Ralph Vaccaro of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, and Henry N. Feste and Ed Goodwin of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc.

President Courtenay is a graduate of Tulane Law School and a partner in the law firm of Courtenay, Forstall & Grace. Mr. Courtenay is also a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, The Propeller Club, the Water Resources Congress and the advisory board of the Louisiana Maritime Museum.

The Mariners Club membership encompasses the maritime trade by representing the fields of marine claims; marine insurance sales, brokerage, and underwriting; marine surveying; marine risk management and admiralty law in the representation of vessel interests, marine employers and cargo insurers.

Those interested in applying for membership should telephone the membership chairman, William Ransom, at (504) 568-1320, or any of the officers or board members. The Mariners Club meets once a month, featuring a speaker prominent in the maritime industry.

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