When the decision was made to convert Dockwise's Blue Marlin to the world's largest semi-submersible vessel, there were obviously many key considerations, with the re-powering of the new ship topping the list. Wartsila was contracted for the job.
L.C. Ackerman, Charles H. Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952.
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has appointed Vincent Cannaliato Jr. chairperson, and Thomas J. Smith a member of the Advisory Board to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Mr. Cannaliato, vice president, corporate finance department, Kidder, Peabody & Co.
Alfred C. Bruggemann, outgoing president of the New York and New Jersey Dry Dock Association, has announced the election of Robert L. Massa as president for the new term. Mr. Massa was born and educated on Staten Island, N.Y., and attended Wagner College and Rutgers University.
A splashing debut with new innovations could best describe the inauguration of Celebrity's Millennium, which occurred in England this past summer. Ironically, the splashing part of the gas turbine-powered vessel's debut is what is now causing headaches at the Miami, Fla.
Earlier this year, the USNS Impeccable and the USNS Stockham recognized the need to make repairs and enhancements on many of the ships' multi-cable penetrations. Reminded about the importance of fire prevention, the ships were looking for a solution
Marland Environmental Systems, Inc., 57 West Avenue, Wayne, Pa. 19087, has named four distributors for the firm's sewage treatment equipment. These representatives are: East Coast — Atco Marine Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Gulf Coast — Russ- Taylor Company, New Orleans, La.
Rrupp International, Inc., 350 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford, N.Y. 10523, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fried. Krupp GmbH of Essen, Germany, has announced that it assisted Krupp Kranbau Wilhelmshaven, the crane division of Fried. Krupp GmbH, in