The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
Ron Zeller has been appointed president and chief executive officer of N o r w e g i a n Caribbean Lines (NCL), succeeding Norwegian Helge Naarstad, who is relocating to another position with the company in Norway. Mr. Zeller has been legal counsel f o r NCL f o r the past 10 years,
The nation's 30th Arleigh Burke class Destroyer, USS Roosevelt, was commissioned on October 14 at Mayport Naval Station Florida. Roosevelt is the premiere Ingalls-built Flight IIA destroyer, a variant of the Burke Class with full up helo facilities,
Promet Private Limited, Singapore, recently launched another of its offshore supply vessels. Sponsor of the NMS 209 (shown above) was Mrs. Hugh Jackson, wife of the president of Jackson Marine Corporation, owner of the vessel. This $3.5-million
Although the overall market share is small (four percent based on gt; seven percent based on cgt worldwide), the German shipbuilding industry is number one in Europe and number three in the world. German shipyards are specialists in building high-tech
St. Louis Ship Division of Pott Industries Inc. recently appointed William R. Cumming as sales manager, Gulf Division, and promoted Donald G. Storck to sales manager, Inland Division, according to an announcement by Anthony G. Tobin, executive vice president-marketing.
—Literature Available Grow Group, Inc. has acquired the Napko Protective Coatings Division of the O'Brien Corporation, according to an announcement by Russell Banks, president and chief executive officer of Grow Group. Napko Corporation, with headquarters in Houston,
The board of directors of General Dynamics recently elected P. Takis Veliotis as executive vice president-Marine. In this new position, Mr. Veliotis will be responsible for the company's Electric Boat Division operations at Groton, Conn., and Quonset Point, R.
Donahue, Inc. Advertising & Public Relations has expanded its professional staff with the addition of Laurence F. Daspit, who will represent the firm in Houston and throughout the Southwest. The announcement of this appointment was made by James C.
Magnus E. Olsen, president, Overseas, Enterprises, has announced the appointment of Edward H. Barron as director of chartering. His responsibilities will encompass all chartering, marketing, and operational functions of O.N.E. Shipping Ltd., which