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Norfolk Ship Names Richardson And Eure To New Positions —Officers Reelected

At the recent annual board of directors meeting of Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation, the following company officers were reelected: John L. Roper 2nd, chairman of the board; John L. Roper 3rd, president and chief executive officer; E.

 

VT Halter: King has Company Back on Track

It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.

AIS: T h e Future is N ow

The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,

President Carter Presents $25,000 Prize For Energy-Saving Device

An energy-saving device that replaced steam traps on U.S. Navy ships won a $25,000 prize for the inventor, a civilian employee of the Navy, at a ceremony on the White House lawn. President Carter made the presentation to Lawrence L. Guzick for

Avondale Boat Division Licensed To Construct High-Speed Hovercraft

Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.

Dr. P.W. Murrill Elected To Tidewater Board

Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., has elected Dr. Paul W. Murrill, senior vice president for research and development, Ethyl Corp. of Baton Rouge, and former chancellor of Louisiana State University, to the company's board of directors. This was announced by John P.

Rice Named Director of AMB Barge Train

Bill W. Rice has joined American Metal Bearing Co. (AMB) of Garden Grove, Calif, as director of its recently acquired Barge Train division. He is a program management, production, and sales specialist with more than three decades of experience.

ACBL Announces Sweeping Changes

Norb Whitlock, President and COO of American Commercial Barge Line LLC, said, "Today, we took another step to better position ACBL to emerge from Chapter 11 when we implemented a broad-based organizational restructuring that resulted in the release

CG Approves Microphor Sewage Treatment System

The U.S. Coast Guard certification of Microphor's unique biological marine sewage treatment systems for commercial marine vessels has been announced by John M. Mayfield Jr., president of Microphor, Inc. The northern California manufacturer has

Saint John Yard Selects Sperry, And Gibbs & Cox For Frigate Design Team

Saint John Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Ltd., Saint John, New Brunswick, which was selected by the Canadian Government as one of two finalists in the Canadian Patrol Frigate program, has announced the principal members of its team who will

 
 
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