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Robert Strasser Joins MacGregor, U.S.A. As Technical Director

MacGregor Comarain, Inc. of Cranford, N.J., has a p p o i n t ed Robert C. Strasser as technical director. The post is considered a key one considering the currently improved p r o s p e c t s f or merchant and naval shipbuilding in the U.S.,

 

King Named CEO for VT Halter Marine

Boyd E. (Butch) King was appointed CEO of VT Halter Marine Inc. at the beginning of the month. King most recently served as a senior associate with Booz Allen and Hamilton, consulting on various logistical support projects. Among others, this included

NASSCO-Built Destroyer Tender Delivered To Navy

USS Acadia (AD-42), the second of four Gompers Class destroyer tenders being built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), was received by the U.S. Navy recently in ceremonies at the San Diego shipyard. Capt. W. Todd Hale, USN, supervisor of shipbuilding,

History Repeats Itself In the "City of Brotherly Love"

A new development within the realm of U.S. Shipbuilding — the new Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard (KPSI) is poised to be one of the most efficiently outfitted commercial shipyards in the world. The shipbuilding company, which occupies approximately

New CEO at Kvaerner Philadelphia

David E. Meehan was appointed President & CEO of the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, replacing Gunnar Skjelbred, who has headed the yard since 2002. The Philadelphia yard recently delivered its first newbuild ship, Matson's container vessel Manukai.

CRUISE SHIPPING 89

Miami, Florida, February 28-March 3 Conference & Exhibition Expanded Following its sell-out success in February 1988, the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference and Exhibition, now in its fifth year, is to be expanded by an extra day and moved to a new and larger venue in Miami.

Nineteen N e w Members Elected To American Bureau Of Shipping

Nineteen maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the ship classification society held at ABS headquarters in New York City on September 23, 1985. The new Members are: Klaus Ahlers,

Two Separate Divisions Formed From Textron's Bell Aerospace Operation

Textron Inc. has announced the creation of two separate divisions from its former Bell Aerospace Division. The Bell Aerospace operation in Buffalo, N.Y., is now one division, and the New Orleans operation is a separate division under the name Textron Marine Systems.

The Voice Of America's Towing & Barge Industry

The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association of the inland and coastal tug and barge industry, will hold its annual meeting and spring convention on April 4-5, 1991, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. All AWO members,

Latest Ingalls LHD Contract Has $1.1-Billion Potential

Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss., recently won a major competition to build three additional multipurpose amphibious assault ships of the Wasp (LHD-1) Class. The lead ship of the class is currently under construction at

 
 
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