We first visited Maritrans' double hull rebuild program in 1998 ("Great Ships of 199,S- Maritrans is Making Waves") as the company delivered its first rebuilt double hull barge- the 23,000 DWT "Maritrans 192" (See Figure /. opposite page). Since
ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
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
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.
In support of continued growth in both recreation and commercial/ military markets, Bruce Neimeth, president, MonArk Boat Company, Monticello, Ark., announced a number of promotions and changes. At the corporate level, two new positions, materials manager and information systems manager,
Completion of an extensive radar simulator system at California Maritime Academy was announced recently by Furuno. The system was designed by Furuno engineers to present a wide variety of typical radar situations at sea on standard Furuno FRK- 100
A & P Appledore International Limited recently announced the appointment of Donald McLean as new managing director of Neorion Shipyards Syros Limited. Mr. McLean takes over the role from Thorsten Andersson who has been managing director since the re-opening of the yard in February 1979.
Signet Maritime Corp. and Garrett Marine, Inc. executed agreements August 29. 2003, for charter and purchase of Garrett's Aransas tug business, finalizing plans that originated in 2002 to expand Signet's presence in the Aransas Pass/Ingleside region.
—Peters Promoted Stanley Andrie Jr. has been appointed director of transportation for Canonie Transportation of Muskegon, Mich. He has been with the company since 1974, and has held the positions of captain, operations coordinator, and most recently, manager of operations.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass.—a leading supplier of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems—has named Erwin (Ed) D. Green Great Lakes regional manager, and has appointed Carl R. Nielson sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. In their respective positions,