As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable. For the most part, the majority of these passengers
Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company of Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the appointment of Donald W. Jett as vice president-contracts and administration. He joined the company in 1977 as chief engineer, and has been involved significantly in the overall operation of the firm.
John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.
H a l i f a x I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, has signed its largest ever ship repair contract. The contract, worth over Canadian $1.5 million, is with Imperial Oil Ltd. for the modernization and repair of the 6,566- deadweight-ton tanker Imperial Quebec.
Benjamin C. Martino has been appointed assistant general manager of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston (Texas) Division, it was announced recently by Robert D. Hesley, general manager of that division. Mr. Martino has over 30 years' experience in shipbuilding and ship repair.
Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has announced two multimillion-dollar projects for the firm's Berkley plant: Norshipco has signed a contract in excess of 15 million dollars with the Brazilian shipyard Ishikawajima do Brasil-Estaleiros S.
Commercial yards have performed more than 60 percent of maintenance availabilities over the past six years. Of the 1,261 scheduled maintenance availabilities performed between FY 1985 and 1990, 799 (63 percent) were contracted to commercial shipyards.
John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.
At the 55th Annual Meeting of the Shipbuilders Council of America, four Regional vice presidents were elected, as follows: for the Atlantic Coast—P. Takis Veliotis, president and general manager, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation; for the Great Lakes—Thomas J.