The first in a series of five fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by Avondale Shipyards, a division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in recent ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. Named for the late Henry J.
Designers & Planners, Inc., was purchased recently by Seatech Industries, Inc. from Todd Shipyards Corporation. The new Board of Directors of the firm has named Feridun K. Serim, Wolfgang Reuter, and Monroe Levy as the new senior controlling officers.
BMD Posts Successful Year; Eyes Retrofit Market Following a period of transition and consolidation of its marine operations, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, at one time one of the leading shipbuilders in the nation, has made a successful transformation into one of the leading U.
David H. Green, president and chief executive officer of Savannah Shipyard Company has announced the f o l l o w i n g o r g a n i z a t i o n al changes. William L. Kwitchoff has been elected vice presidentgeneral superintendent, and will be
The Hoosier State, a twin-screw 556-horsepower tug, was recently completed by R.E. Derecktor and Co., Dania, Fla., for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, 111. Designed by S.L. Petchul, Inc., Naval Architect, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the
Tom Bender Jr., president of Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc., announced the award of a contract to Bender by Jo Daviess Riverboat Venture of Chicago for the conversion of the 205-foot Galena Eagle (Ex-Monte Carlo) from a dinner excursion vessel to a casino riverboat.
A two-day technical symposium concerning the role of the computer in marine vessel design and construction will take place at Annapolis, Md., late in September. Held under the sponsorship of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the symposium,
The Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its first meeting of the 1980-81 year at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va. Chairman Donald E. Kane Jr. of Newport News Shipbuilding opened the meeting by welcoming
Hellenic Lines Ltd. moved toward completion of its pacemaking $320-million modernization program with the recent commissioning of the M/V Hellenic Wave, the third of four Prideclass vessels being converted to fully cellularized containerships by Cantieri Navali Rinuiti, S.