In an address to the National Convention of the Propeller Club of the United States recently, Joseph Farrell, president of the American Waterways Operators, called for the Republican and Democratic party platforms to include a plank to rescue the U.
W.L. (Lynn) Nelson, managing director of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd., has retired after 33 years of service with that company. Succeeding him as managing director is Derek C. Denyer, who was appointed to the board of directors of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd.
James R. Kelly, director of the Delaware River Port Authority's World Trade Division and a past president of the North Atlantic Ports Association, has been named to succeed executive director William W. Watkin Jr. as head of the bistate agency.
The National Marine Electronics Association has finalized plans for its Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Wash., October 13-15. The program will feature a variety of workshops, forums, technical papers and presentations.
Halter Marine, Inc. the vessel segment of Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that it has signed a contract with an undisclosed customer to build a 332 x 74 x 25 ft. (101.1 x 22.5 x 7.6 m), double-skin, clean oil tank barge with an estimated 80,000 BBL capacity.
The V.Ships Managing Director of USA Shipmanagement operations — Mike Robinson, says that owners are anxious to secure competent crews to serve on their vessels in the coming years, but cost remains an overriding theme in today's market. V.Ships
The Maritime Administration announced the award of a cooperative agreement of $97,989 to the Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region as a first step in the development and demonstration of a computerized system which would track and, in an emergency,
Philip J. Burguieres has been elected chairman of the board of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) for 1984-85. He is president and chief operating officer of Cameron Iron Works, Inc. of Houston. With 425 member companies, NOIA is
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. named Jack Williams president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. In his new role, Williams, previously president of Royal Caribbean International, will manage the day-to-day operations of both cruise lines.