The Secretary of State for Defense announcement on the royal Navy's Type 45 destroyer was hailed as a boon for South Coast Shipbuilding, as the revised strategy means that Vosper Thornycroft (VT) will play a significant role in the Type 45 program, building sections for all ship in the class.
In line with the government's emphasis to upgrade the skill and technology level of local industries, Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Limited (FELS) has taken a significant step forward to enhance its operations. The company has acquired license from
The appointment of Gayne Y. Marriner as general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's San Francisco (Calif.) Yard was announced by William C. Brigham, vice president in charge of shipbuilding. Mr. Marriner is s u c c e e d i ng Patrick G. Filip, whose retirement has been announced.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture has announced the appointment of Jacques B. Hadler as director of Webb's Center for Maritime Studies. In this capacity, he will direct the research activities of Webb Institute. He will join the staff immediately
An initiative to develop a new breed of medium-speed, economical and environmentally compatible, commuter ferry for Norwegian trunk routes has won early approbation from the service operating fraternity. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has
Robert T. Young, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/ technical organization for members of the marine industry, has announced the following committee chairmen for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr.
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.
The City of San Francisco is preparing to advertise for tenders to build a new fireboat, which has been designed by Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., according to an announcement made by Hugh F. Munroe, president and chief executive officer of
B&W Engineering and Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., recently signed a renewal of the license agreement enabling Mitsui to continue to manufacture Burmeister & Wain Low Speed Diesel Engines for another 0 decade. Mitsui has built
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