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.
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.
The Shipyard Division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, recently completed the drydocking and overhaul of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tug Forney. The work was completed on schedule and included tank and underwater hull inspection/preservation,
The aim of any shipowner is obviously to keep a vessel in shape and operating for as many revenue-generating days as possible per year (cargo rates willing, of course). Singapore - which is one of the world's busiest ports - was the sight of a unique repair j ob on a Panamanian tanker.
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.
The collapse of a giant, brand new gantry crane which killed 36 people in a Shanghai shipyard may have been caused by loose steel ropes, state media and an engineer at the crane's designer said in published reports. At press time, Chinese authorities
Hapag-Lloyd Shipyard, Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently appointed Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., of New York, exclusive representatives for the U.S. The Hapag-Lloyd shipyard deals primarily with the repair, conversion, and fitting out of vessels of all types.
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
Swan Island Shipyard, Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise conceived through privately funded studies arranged by Portland City Commissioner Charles Jordan and some members of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, has completed its formal corporate organization.
Trinity Industries, Inc., has strengthened its ship repair and conversion capabilities in Beaumont, Texas, with the acquisition of a 579- foot, 15,000-ton lifting capacity floating drydock. "With this large, heavy lift drydock, we can accommodate