New Orleans, Louisiana — May 29-June 1 The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will hold its 1984 Annual Assembly Meeting May 29-June 1 at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans, La. The meeting, hosted by the American Waterways Operators, Inc.


NASSCO Appoints Janice S. Shanklin

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has announced the appointment of Janice S. Shanklin to the position of director, Information Systems. In this capacity, she reports directly to R. H. Vortmann, president, who said, "This will provide a single,

Advanced Design Product Tanker Launched At Sun Ship

The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs.


Largest Addition To McAllister Brothers Fleet Delivered By Offshore Shipbuilding The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company of Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, highlighted the celebration of its 100th anniversary recently with the introduction of its new passenger/ auto ferry,

SeaWave Aims to Drive Down Communication Costs

SeaWave provides mariners with reliable, low-cost Internet e-mail and standard priced NOAA color weather charts and NOAA text weather forecasts. The company has positioned itself as an alternative to satellite providing reliable links at a low cost.

American Marine Completes Refurbishment Of Bulk Cement Carrier

American Marine Corporation of New Orleans, La., recently completed the enlargement and modernization of a self-unloading bulk cement carrier for Lehigh Portland Cement Company of Allentown, Pa. The refurbishment included cutting the vessel in half while on drydock,

Farrell Says New Waterways Bill Is 'Major Step Forward' Toward Rebuilding Nation's Infrastructure

Following Congressional passage of The Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 6), on October 17, Joe Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators (AWO), said that "This first omnibus waterways bill in 16 years is a remarkable achievement.

CALS Conference Slated For December 8 At USMMA-Kings Point

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., will host a conference on Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) on Thursday, December 8. The event is being cosponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Maritime

John Kristen Joins Ingram Barge Company

John Kristen recently joined Ingram Barge Company as manager of liquid merchandising, according to an announcement by Les Sutton, president of Ingram Barge Company. Mr. Kristen will be responsible for managing the sales operations for transportation

Peterson Builders Awarded $70-Million Contract For Two ARS-50 Vessels

Ellsworth L. Peterson, president of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wi., recently reported two more ARSclass, heavy-duty rescue/salvage vessel contracts valued at $70 million have been awarded to PBI by the U.S. Navy. This brings

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